Rangers manager Alex McLeish has admitted that he is worried about getting sacked.

The Scottish Premier League champions are 12 points behind rivals Celtic in the title race and meet them on Saturday in a game McCleish can ill afford to lose.

McLeish met with chairman David Murray earlier this week and was given until early December to arrest their recent decline.

“I’m sure it (the sack) went through my head at some stage…just about every hour of the day in the previous three or four days before that meeting,” McLeish told a news conference.

“It was always in my head, but when the chairman made the phone call to Hibernian four years ago, I said to him then that I was ready to manage Rangers.

“I felt I was ready then and I still feel I am the right man for the job and I said that to him at the meeting.

“I don’t want to say the dressing room backs me because I know one or two players look for a wee change. That happens everywhere.

“But by and large, the dressing room wants the manager to succeed. It’s results we need, not miracles.”

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