Ally McCoist insists he is "not battle weary" of fighting for the future of Rangers.
The administration-hit Ibrox club were soundly beaten 3-0 in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League by Old Firm rivals Celtic at Parkhead yesterday but today the Gers boss turns his attention back to bigger battles.
McCoist will hope that Rangers' administrators, Duff and Phelps, will choose one of the two bids for the club, one of which has been tabled by the Blue Knights consortium, who have a new partner in Sale Sharks owner Brian Kennedy, the other from USA tycoon Bill Miller.
While he keeps one eye on that on-going saga, the 12 Scottish Premier League clubs will meet at Hampden to vote on a proposal that would involve increasing points deduction for teams in administration from 10 points to at least 15.
Any club applying for re-entry as a 'newco' - which could happen if Gers are liquidated - would also be deducted 10 points for two seasons and lose 75 per cent of their income from the league for three years.
McCoist, who has appealed last week's decision by the Scottish Football Association to hit Rangers with a 12-month ban on signing players as well as fines totalling £160,000 for breaching regulations, could be forgiven for being at the end of his tether.
However, the former Rangers striker said: "I was a bit deflated because of the result but believe me, I am not battle weary. I am ready to go again.
"We will all get our sleeves up and go again.
"[The takeover situation] was critical last week, all we can do is remain as positive as we possibly can.
"If you don't have hope, you don't have anything and I am still very hopeful and very positive but let's not shirk away from the issue - it's showtime.
"We have to get something sorted out, very, very, very soon. Time is not on our side.
"I must stay positive that there will be an outcome that will suit the club and support. I can only offer the supporters hope and positivity."
McCoist had no complaints about yesterday's result but insists no one at Ibrox can feel sorry for themselves in the final three games of the season.
He said: "The supporters, to a man and woman, were absolutely fantastic, that's your motivation.
"If you do play for Rangers, you understand that there is self-motivation, you have to perform and win every game."