Lee McCulloch has urged his Rangers team-mates to stick together and not be tempted to leave the club now they are in the Third Division.
The Ibrox club have suffered nine departures under freedom of contract this summer, after the old company went into liquidation and players were able to opt out of their deals under TUPE regulations.
International defenders Carlos Bocanegra and Dorin Goian lined up against Brechin City, with high profile players such as Maurice Edu and Alejandro Bedoya still at the club, and McCulloch wants them to stay on board.
"We need to try to keep everybody that's in the dressing room and hopefully the manager is allowed to bring in two or three more to help everybody," said McCulloch.
"We couldn't even fill the bench today. I definitely think we need bodies in - but hopefully everybody will stay as well."
A 2-1 win after extra time against Brechin City in the Ramsdens Cup first round ensured Ally McCoist’s side got their campaign off to a winning start.
"It was good to win the game," McCulloch added. "It was our first game and I thought we were maybe a yard off [the pace] all over the pitch due to lack of games but it was good to start the season with a win.
"I don't think there will be a culture shock this season - we are quite a level-headed dressing room.
"We can't pick our opposition, we just have to go out and win games whoever it is. We just want to keep winning."
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