Four Rangers loanees featured in a big upset in the Scottish Championship on Saturday afternoon as Queen of the South downed Hearts at Tynecastle, but a big SFA blow beckons for one of those involved in the win.

Rhys Breen started at centre-back, James Maxwell at left-back and Ciaran Dickson in midfield, while Dapo Mebude replaced veteran striker Stephen Dobbie for the final 13 minutes.

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Rhys Breen is a regular at centre-back for Queen of the South. (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The visitors went 2-0 up through a brace from Connor Shields but Hearts hit back before the break through Mihai Popescu and then Armand Gnanduillet equalised with less than 20 minutes remaining.

At that point, it looked as though Allan Johnston’s side had blown their chance at a famous victory in the capital but an 82nd minute Andy Irving own goal put them back in front and ultimately led to a first QoS win at Tynecastle since 1963.

It was a second high-profile defeat for Hearts in less than a week following their embarrassing Scottish Cup exit at the hands of Brora Rangers.

Yet, given that it was only the Championship leaders’ second home defeat this season, it’s still a big achievement for the Doonhamers.

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However, Mebude’s substitute outing could well be his final appearance for his adopted side.

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A big SFA blow likely awaits Rangers loanee Dapo Mebude. (Photo by Euan Cherry/SNS Group via Getty Images)

That’s because the forward is facing an SFA ban after being one of five Rangers players charged in relation to an alleged breach of Covid regulations back in February.

The SFA hearing concluded last week and a verdict on potential bans is expected at some point on Monday [Daily Record].

Gers players Jordan Jones and George Edmundson both received seven-match suspensions for breaching regulations earlier in the season and a ban of a similar length would rule the 19-year-old out of the rest of the campaign unless QoS go deep into the Scottish Cup.

Meanwhile, international fans are pining for a Rangers star after their team’s latest setback.

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