Lee McCulloch has warned that Rangers fans are unlikely to see much free-flowing football as the Ibrox outfit chase silverware.
Walter Smith's side remain four points clear at the top of the SPL table after another battling victory over Falkirk, with Celtic keeping pace with their bitter rivals thanks to a 5-1 drubbing of Aberdeen.
And McCulloch admits that the personnel at Smith's disposal means that the focus must always be on results first.
He said: "We know Rangers are not playing free-flowing football but the club does not have the likes of Paul Gascoigne and Brian Laudrup here anymore.
"We are getting to the stage of the season where it is all about results.
"Everybody needs to take great credit for the league run that we are on at the moment. We have won seven games in a row and we are grinding teams down and grinding out results.
"Celtic's last couple of SPL games have not flowed with football and it is all about the results now."
The Scotland international admits the fans may not always be happy with the style of play, but is confident the squad can cope with the levels of expectation on their shoulders.
He added: "There is always pressure at a club like Rangers. Even at the start of the season we had to win, it was the same in the middle, and now at the end of the season we have to keep winning if we want to win the league.
"It is not about how we play as long as we are winning. The fans may disagree with that theory as they are quite demanding. The Rangers supporters want to win and win with style but sometimes that is not possible and you cannot do that.
"You just have to win if you want to remain at the top of the league."