Rangers interim manager Graeme Murty kicked off his 2nd stint in temporary charge of the club on the brightest of notes.
Back to back wins, which saw the Light Blues score 6 times and concede just once, made him get tipped for the permanent job.
However, things have since fallen apart for the side, and their recent back to back losses could even be made worse, with a double-header against Aberdeen in view.
Murty’s chances of becoming Rangers boss have taken a big hit, and the club’s former skipper Lee McCulloch has revealed why he thinks the youth coach is struggling all of a sudden.
McCulloch believes the expectation level – one that already had many touting Murty to get the job – put him under pressure and spotlight, and that didn’t help him in the long run.
The ex-Gers man also reckons the squad is low on confidence at the moment, and that has also contributed to the poor results.
Nevertheless, McCulloch is optimistic his former Scotland teammate can get the players performing again.
He revealed ahead of Wednesday’s clash with Aberdeen: “I feel sorry for Graeme who is a top coach.
“He did well the first time around and has done well this time too because he is dealing with a squad which is low on confidence.
“The results haven’t gone his way recently but I know he will be in every day trying to get the best out the players.
“At the start when he went to Hearts in his first game it was all about the players and then the spotlight turned on him getting the job full-time and maybe that didn’t help him.”
Rangers haven’t made much progress in their search for Pedro Caixinha’s successor, but it remains to be seen if Murty will be given the chance to lead the team till the end of the campaign.