Rangers look set to be handed a Europa League boost by the British Government after it was reported that those involved in elite sports will be exempt from their 14-day quarantine rules – so long as they can account for their movements and activities.

The Europa League and Champions League are expected to pick up where they left off later this year but there were fears it could lead to players being forced to quarantine for two weeks on their return to the UK.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 12: The Rangers FC team walk out prior to 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.

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The Times reports that won’t be the case for elite sports, allowing teams to participate in UEFA competition without potentially jeopardising their involvement in domestic games.

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The Gers currently trail 3-1 on aggregate to Bayer Leverkusen and will need a massive turnaround to salvage something from the second leg in Germany.

 

The Germans have won three of their four matches since the Bundesliga returned – with their most recent win coming on Friday night as they eased past Freiburg 1-0.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 12: Leon Bailey of Bayer 04 Leverkusen scores his team's third goal 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.

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With the Scottish Premiership currently slated to return in August too, 14 days in quarantine would have raised some major problems for Rangers and the SPFL.

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However, with the restrictions reportedly eased, it should allow Rangers – and the other British sides still in Europe – to fulfil their fixtures and look to progress in the competition.

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