The 3 Rangers conclusions over Graham Potter swirls as John Bennett left to slap down rogue agent - Keith Jackson
It'll take a whole lot more than an unremarkable win at St Johnstone to turn them into Beale-ievers again.
But Rangers and their under fire manager got safely out of McDiarmid Park on Saturday regardless and that small victory will be enough to keep the blood lust in check for the time being. It came at a cost, of course it did. What else did Michael Beale expect now that his fan base is on the verge of full scale revolt following the back-to-back defeats which eliminated his side from the Champions League and allowed Celtic to stretch out in front at the top of the table?
At times such as this, a compound fracture to the cheek of his £6m Brazilian striker was the one break Beale could have done without. That Danilo suffered the horrific injury in the act of powering home a superbly taken header just sums up the luck Beale is juggling with now that his neck is on the block and his credibility is being called into question. It will most certainly not have escaped his notice when Graham Potter - or someone in the camp of the former Brighton and Chelsea boss - let it be known that their man had politely declined an invitation to talk to Rangers about taking his job.
That claim, which emerged from south of the Border, will also have come as a nasty surprise to chairman John Bennett – who has worked so hard to pull his club together into some sort of alignment since taking over from Douglas Park at the head of the Blue Room. It’s difficult not to arrive at one of three conclusions:
1. The whole story was a fabrication written entirely without foundation which, while possible, seems unlikely on the basis of why bother?
2. It was a porkie planted by Potter and his people to keep him relevant.
Or 3. An underling at Ibrox