It seemed a small band of men, even with a few of them bringing their children along, and sombre faces told of the feeling that some understood this would be their last appearance on the Ibrox stage.
Sasa Papac, for one, has already announced his departure at the end of the season, the Bosnian having decided this is an opportune time to bring the curtain down on his six years in the south side of Glasgow, but for others it has yet to be confirmed.
Rangers, now, are reduced to this deep uncertainty. A diminished squad, no commitment yet from Bill Miller, the prospective new owner, other than his intention to buy the club, and the prospect of the team's existence continuing under the American as part of a newco set-up.
The Professional Footballers' Association Scotland have told the players this means having the right to reject the transfer of their registration to the newco and so be able to leave on a free transfer.
The club's administrators, Duff & Phelps, refute this, although it seems a clear enough aspect of employment law. Ally McCoist hopes to head across the Atlantic to meet Miller at some point this week and he will stress to the American the importance of clarifying the future of the players.
Seven players also have transfer fee release clauses in their contracts after accepting wage cuts last March, while their contracts revert to the old terms come June 1. "The players' futures is one of my priorities for Bill," said McCoist. "I've had half a dozen phone calls with Bill and met a couple of his representatives on a couple of occasions in Glasgow. They're very well aware of the situation and the matter of getting players sorted out.
"It's one for the legal minds, I don't think it's as clear cut as the union boys have made out. If we are stuck with the [Scottish Football Association's] transfer embargo and the union boys are right, you're really struggling."
Rangers lodged their appeal last Thursday against the SFA's 12-month registration embargo and £160,000 fine for going into administration and bringing the game into disrepute, and a hearing is likely to be held this week.
The SPL clubs meet tomorrow to vote on a financial fair play resolution, which would come into effect next season and so not apply to Miller's newco plan, which he wants to do before the the end of this campaign, and the 11-1 voting majority.
The 11 other clubs are, though, likely to hold an informal discussion about what sanctions to apply when Miller makes his application to transfer the league share of Rangers Football Club plc to the newco.
"I can understand the SPL and the SFA have big decisions to make and they won't please everybody," said McCoist. "It's not as easy as just throwing us into the Third Division, because there would then be a threat to the finances of other clubs, and I don't say that lightly.
"We're not scared of taking a couple or steps back to hopefully take three or four forward. The right thing to do might be the wrong thing in the long run. I don't want to be seen to be attempting to influence people in their decision. I have sympathy for the SFA and SPL, they're in a no-win situation. It will affect the future of the Scottish game."
The low-key nature of this draw with Motherwell would not be replicated next season – the Ibrox fans will still retain their demanding nature – but the essence of the team, young, inexperienced, eager, could be typical.
The game was mostly restricted to cameos, and played without the edge of a truly competitive fixture. Sone Aluko was briefly exuberant in the opening 20 minutes, displaying a range of skills but lacking a decisive touch in front of goal.
He lashed one shot over, saw another saved and created a chance for Lee McCulloch, which was blocked.
Henrik Ojamaa should have found Jamie Murphy with a cut-back that would have allowed the Motherwell striker to score, but the pass was over-hit.
Otherwise, only half-chances were created. "We wanted to prove why we're the best of the rest and we've done that," said Motherwell manager Stuart McCall.