STEVEN GERRARD has left the door open for Jordan Jones and George Edmundson to return to his Rangers squad following their Coronavirus punishments.

The Ibrox duo have been hit with seven-match bans by the Scottish FA for breaching strict Covid-19 regulations earlier this month after they attended a house party in Glasgow.

Jones and Edmundson were suspended by Rangers pending an internal investigation and ordered to isolate by the club as their future with Gerrard's side was placed in significant doubt.

But the Ibrox boss has accepted their apologies as he looks to manage them going forward to ensure they can still play a part for Rangers this term.

Gerrard said: “I think the important thing here was to get the players out of the isolation period , first and foremost.

“Then it was about sitting down with the players face to face to gauge a reaction to how they feel and where they were at at that time.

“I spoke to them both individually and they were both very sad over the incident, they were remorseful, apologetic and full of regret.

“They first and foremost wanted to apologise to the supporters and their team-mates for their actions.

“In my position it was time to support these two players once I saw that reaction. It was the reaction I wanted to see.

“Now it's about me giving them the support and managing them two to come back to top players because they are good players, we need them here to help and support us moving forward.

“They've gone about it in the right way since they've accepted their punishments. Obviously we've been waiting for yesterday's hearing as well. We're pleased that's done and out the way and we'll now move forward and try to get these players both back to where they need to be.”