Rangers has been left with just six first-team players in its squad following the financial meltdown which has left the club facing life outside Scotland's top division.

Rangers manager Ally McCoist says he has lost ''close to 21 players'' since January, a month before the club entered bankruptcy protection because of its tax debts.

McCoist says ''we need to bring in the region of 10, 12 or even 14 players ... we have to start rebuilding and replacing.''

The Glasgow-based team will find out on July 13 which of the three Scottish lower leagues it will be entered into for next season.

Failure to secure agreement with British tax authorities led to a consortium purchasing the club's assets last month in an $8.6 million deal and establishing a new company.