Rangers boss Ally McCoist admits his plans for next season have been left in limbo while Graham Wallace carries out his 120-day review of the club.
The Ibrox chief executive is just over halfway through the period of calm he asked for to examine how the League One leaders off-field business operates and to draw up a blueprint that will put the club back on a level footing.
He has already secured the £1.5million loan announced yesterday morning from football board chairman Sandy Easdale and investment group Laxey Partners which will keep the club afloat until they bank season-ticket cash at the end of the season.
But with the Light Blues certainties for promotion to Scottish Championship this term, McCoist has had to put preparations for next season's crucial push for the Premiership on hold until after Wallace finishes his project.
Asked if his preparations had been left in limbo, McCoist said: "I think that is a fair point, absolutely.
"But I understand the fact Graham has asked for 120 days and I think we should respect that and certainly give him that."
Wallace's 120-day period is due to end on April 18 but McCoist believes he will have time to get his squad in shape before the new season kicks off.
"I would hope we would have enough time to make the preparations we need after the 120-day review is completed," he said ahead of tonight's league clash at Stranraer.
"We are keen to get the football side of things moving and to continue to move forward. There are lots of issues we have to address on the scouting, medical, transfer and contract fronts.
"On our side of the business we are keen to get moving so I would be very hopeful that we would have enough time."