Steven Davis and Filip Helander will miss Rangers’ crucial Europa League tie against Young Boys tomorrow night.
Swedish defender Helander limped off in the closing stages of Sunday’s BetFred Cup final defeat to Celtic, and had a scan on his foot today.
Davis had missed the game at Hampden and will also be absent for the final Europa League group stage game on Thursday.
Steven Gerrard’s side can guarantee progression to the next round with either a win or a draw against the Swiss outfit.
Rangers can also edge through in the event of defeat, as long as Porto do not beat Feyenoord.
Speaking at a press conference today, manager Gerrard said: “Helander won’t be available, he had a scan on his foot today.
“Davis won’t make tomorrow but won’t be too far away.
“Jones isn’t available for selection but played 60 minutes yesterday and is getting close.
“Edmundson missed training today with an illness but should make it.”
Rangers go into the game top of the group, and hoping to bounce back from a disappointing defeat on Sunday.
And Gerrard confirmed he was on the verge of signing a new deal at the club.
He said: “The club approached me a week to 10 days ago about a new deal. It was a pretty simple decision. I want to stay around. I’m happy here.
“I’m as hungry and determined to get the good days back here as I ever was. Talks have been pretty straight forward and positive.
“When it’s signed and announced, you’ll have to wait and see. I don’t want any focus on myself or these players before tomorrow’s game with Young Boys.”
Three of his Ibrox stars are set to follow suit, with new one-year agreements for goalkeeper Allan McGregor, midfielder Davis and Jermain Defoe close to being finalised.
Gerrard said: “Alan McGregor and Steven Davis’ deals are imminent.
“They are very close and will probably be announced after tomorrow’s game. They’re all agreed. They are two players I want around on a year extension on top of this year.”
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