With the fear of independent testing from UEFA before and after the Europa League play-off against Alashkert the Ibrox club admitted last night that they had suffered positive test results with others self-isolating.
Since then a guessing game has been underway as to who might be involved, at lunchtime today some clues emerged with Steven Gerrard, James Tavernier, Allan McGregor, Jon McLaughlin, Ryan Kent and Scott ‘superyoomin’ Wright not on the flight to Armenia.
There is nothing to suggest that any of those named have tested positive or are self-isolating, they may have minor injuries that weren’t worth risking.
Any player that is self-isolating will be available to play against Celtic on Sunday if they have been double vaccinated and return a negative test.
After last years miracle results from a VIP Testing Unit in east Belfast anything is possible but Halliday revealed that his former team-mates haven’t been double vaccinated, the Hearts midfielder has still to get his own second jag.
Andy Halliday just corrected a silly orc on Snyde who claimed all the rangers players will be double vaxed.
“I have personal friends still at rangers and I can assure you they are not double vaccinated” pic.twitter.com/KdSqj4MHbR
— JB (@jamesandjools) August 25, 2021
— David Drummond (@davidd121180) August 25, 2021
Gary McAllister hopeful some Rangers players could be released from self-isolation for Celtic game on Sunday:
“You’ve got to mindful of the fact we have moved on, a lot of the people at our club have been double-vaccinated. There are advantages and we will be looking at that.”
— Ronnie Charters (@STVRonnie) August 25, 2021
Andy Halliday confirmed on radio tonight that he is pals with the Rangers players and he can 100% confirm that they are not all double vaccinated. ?? someone winding u up i think
— marc cairney (@CairneyMarc) August 25, 2021