Craig Mather, Rangers' interim chief executive, has told supporters they can trust the Ibrox directors and commit to buying season tickets.

The club has frozen prices for next season in the Irn-Bru Second Division but the uncertainty and suspicion over boardroom infighting has made fans wary about how their money would be used.

Mather acknowledged that the Rangers' directors – and himself as a relatively unknown new executive – had to reassure them after more than two years of almost relentless turmoil and stress.

Manager Ally McCoist has targeted Jon Daly, Nicky Law and Nicky Clark and one or two of those pre-contract deals will be announced by the start of next week but the club needs a take-up of season tickets similar to the 38,000 it had this season, given that it has been losing £1m per month and does not want its share flotation money to be drained away on high running costs.

Mather told Herald Sport: "I've had internal management meetings with the whole workforce so they can get a better understanding of me, of my vision, and of how we can collectively drive the club forward.

"I said to them that I don't expect them to pledge their allegiance or trust me implicitly overnight, that comes with time. It's a relationship thing. Over time, I'd like to believe the fans will give me the benefit of the doubt and help me to help Rangers get back to the pinnacle of Scottish football.

"I wouldn't have taken the job if I had anything to hide. I wouldn't have taken the job if I didn't think I could make a difference. I wouldn't have taken the job if I didn't think I could work with Ally and drive the club forward. I've been working on my relationship with Ally, just as he's been working on his relationship with me since the middle of last year. Our relationship is getting better and stronger every day.

"Ally has highlighted the [signing] targets he has in his head. He's been looking at targets for the last three or four months, if not longer. I can say without fear of contradiction that with all the players he has highlighted so far I have supported him and we have gone after all of them. We continue to do so.

"We know as a collective the areas where we need to strengthen. I told him while we were on the pitch after the last game of the season that I would watch his back and make sure we could drive the business forward into next season and give him the ability to get the players he wants.

"Ally has highlighted a number of people he wants to strengthen the squad and he knows, and I know, that the best way to build the squad is through season-ticket sales and everyone working together."

Rangers boasted the fifth-highest total attendance in Britain this season despite being in the fourth tier of Scottish football. The prices those fans paid in the third division will apply again in the second, starting at £258 for adults, £65 for children and £179 for concessions.

Meanwhile, the independent report commissioned into alleged relationships between former chief executive Charles Green, director Imran Ahmad and former owner Craig Whyte, and conducted by Pinsent Masons and Deloitte, is expected to deliver its findings next week.