Rangers loanees Kieran Wright, Jack Thomson, Matty Shiels and Nicky Hogarth could be back playing soon after a report claimed the Scottish FA would soon lift the suspension of football beneath the SPFL Championship.
The Academy starlets, currently unable to play on loan or for Gers’ youth teams, were sidelined when the SFA halted all football outside the top two tiers last month but, according to the Scottish Sun, clubs in Leagues One and Two expect to be given the go-ahead to return next week.
With a meeting planned for February 10, clubs are confident that their return to play plans will be given approval ahead of fixtures getting back underway in a few weeks.
Clubs will take on the cost of testing players once a week as they look to avoid a return to the chaotic scenes last year when football was halted and the season eventually curtailed.
Rangers have players at clubs like Partick Thistle, Clyde and Cowdenbeath so getting them back playing soon will be a massive boost in their development.
The Light Blues have a host of players out elsewhere who haven’t been affected by the suspension of the lower leagues by the SFA.
Clubs had already agreed to a shortened 27-game season to ensure the season could be finished but have yet to reach the halfway point with fixtures not expected to resume until the last weekend of February.
Here are our player ratings from last night’s match at Ibrox where Ianis Hagi scored the only goal of the game to give the Gers the victory.