Rangers’ non-British stars have been allowed to return home for the immediate future as the global health crisis puts football on the backburner for what looks like being a lengthy period.

A number of Steven Gerrard’s players come from outside the home nations and the club confirmed they have been allowed to go home, although they all have a strict fitness programme.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 12: Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers FC looks on during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg match between Rangers FC and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Ibrox Stadium on March 12, 2020 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
(Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Not all of the foreign Gers have chosen to go home – and boss Steven Gerrard is in daily contact with the players as he splits his time between Glasgow and his family home near Southport.

“Rangers, like most British clubs, have players on individual programmes,” a statement said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.

“Players from out-with the UK have been allowed to return home but are on strict programming including diet recording.

“Some players have decided not to return home and have remained in Glasgow.

“The club’s management are in daily dialogue with each player and are monitoring the ongoing situation regarding the virus.

“The manager will continue to balance his time between Glasgow and home during this period of uncertainty.”

The decision includes players for both the men’s and women’s team’s with Venezuela international Sonia O’Neill confirming on Twitter that she was heading back to her native Canada.

The likes of Alfredo Morelos, Borna Barisic, Niko Katic, Filip Helander and Matt Polster are among those who may choose to travel home and it is unclear who has opted to remain in Glasgow.

Understandably, some players will want to be closer to their families as the virus sweeps the planet and concerns grow.

Hopefully, we’ll see them all back in Glasgow soon once things start to get closer to normality.

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

More in News