By Will Butcher

Rangers fans have defended manager Mark Warburton on Twitter after they failed to beat St. Johnstone at home on Wednesday night.

The 54-time Scottish champions lumbered to a 1-1 draw at Ibrox, after going behind in the first five minutes. Midfielder Blair Alston gave Johnstone the lead with a fine curling effort from the edge of the area.

The Daily Record claimed that the former Brentford boss is coming under increasing pressure, after winning just four Scottish Premiership fixtures out of 10 following their latest result.

Warburton’s side have failed to launch a title challenge against Old Firm rivals Celtic thus far, with Brendan Rodgers’ side already nine points ahead of the Gers with a game in hand.

Rangers fans took to Twitter to defend their manager though, with many believing that he should have been given more money to spend on transfers.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

The Gers next face Kilmarnock on Saturday at Ibrox, as they look to reduce the gap between themselves and the top of the table.

Warburton will be desperate for a win to ease the pressure, but a loss could see his tenure as Rangers boss come under even more intense scrutiny.

In other Rangers news, Waburton has had this to say after fans booed his side.