Home struggles puzzle Vincenti

Ally McCoist is in the process of identifying potential transfer

targets, with Rangers hoping to be in a position to open talks in

January.

The Old Firm outfit are still working under a transfer embargo

on the back of their much-publicised financial difficulties and

subsequent demotion into the Scottish Third Division.

That ban will not be lifted until September 2013, but Rangers

are allowed to discuss pre-contract agreements with players who

will see their current deals expire at the end of the season.

St Johnstone midfielder Murray Davidson, a man Rangers failed to

land over the summer, falls into that category and is expected to

be contacted again in the New Year, but McCoist insists he will be

playing his cards close to his chest until he knows exactly where

he stands on the transfer front.

“There is no use making enquiries for players that we possibly

couldn’t afford or would be out of our reach in terms of finances,”

said McCoist.

“Until we have a reasonable idea of what our budget will be,

that will give us a better idea of how well placed we are to go and

chase these players.

“We’ve had an internal discussion, as you would expect us to do,

and we are talking about players as every manager and coaching

staff would do.

“But in terms of pursuing it and taking it to the next step, we

will do it in the right manner.”

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Saturday’s 4-2 win over Rochdale was only the club’s second home

league win this campaign and 13 of their 21 points have come away

from the EBB Stadium so far.

But the 26-year-old is hopeful the club can build on the victory

and climb away from the League Two drop zone.

He told BBC Surrey: “The home form has been disappointing this

season and we know that. We really can’t put our finger on why.

“We go away from home and are so confident at places that we

feel like we’re not going to get beaten.

“I felt there was a real focus from the lads to put it right (on

Saturday) and we showed character.

“We almost had to remember that we can win at home. It’s been

that sort of run of games for us.”

The Shots are currently three points above 23rd-placed Bristol

Rovers but Vincenti believes the club are now going in the right

direction.

He added: “We’re disappointed with where we find ourselves but I

think gradually we are putting it right.”