A total of five Rangers stars were involved as senior internationalists as the curtain came down on what’s been an eventful autumn international break.
With coronavirus cases spiking across Europe the justification for hosting this three-game break has been called into question numerous times.
Whilst Rangers – as of yet – remain unaffected, up to four Celtic players have been ruled out for this weekend’s Old Firm due to Covid-19 related issues.
Rangers fans would’ve been watching nervously as their charges took to the field ahead of Saturday’s match with five key players all turning out for their nations.
Ibrox midfielder Ryan Jack put in a superb display for Scotland in the middle of the park as our home nation ground out a 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic to make it eight games unbeaten.
Rangers full-back Borna Barisic shrugged off a minor knock from the Ross County match to return for Croatia against World Champions France, who defeated the Balkans nation 2-1 in Croatia.
Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara continued his fine form with Scandinavian nation Finland, playing 75 minutes of the 1-0 win over the Republic of Ireland in his third game in a week for the Finns.
Ibrox playmaker Steven Davis was rested for Northern Ireland after an intense week of fixtures but did make a late appearance from the bench for the Ulstermen.
There are some fears over Northern Irish winger Jordan Jones after the player was left out of the Ulster squad for the 1-0 defeat to Norway.
Rangers midfielder Ianis Hagi also appeared as a substitute for Romania in their 1-0 defeat to Austria on home soil, despite criticising manager Mirel Radoi on the press prior to the game [Digisport].
Should the Ibrox playing squad come back unscathed it will by and large be considered a successful international break but the true outcome of the hectic fortnight will become clearer over the next few days.
Attention will now turn to Saturday’s match with Celtic and who will be available for what promises to be a captivating contest in Glasgow.