Rangers are facing some what of a defensive crisis ahead of their Group A Europa League opener against Lyon on Thursday.

Connor Goldson sat out Saturday's Scottish Premiership victory over St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park due to coronavirus isolation protocol.

Filip Helander added to Rangers' defensive woes as he was stretched off in the second period after he pulled up following a chase with St Johnstone's Michael O'Halloran.

Here is everything we know about Steven Gerrard's absentees ahead of Thursday's game.

Will Rangers defender Connor Goldson make the Lyon game?

Steven Gerrard is hopeful that Goldson will make the clash.

Speaking ahead of Saturday's game against St Johnstone, he said: "He is self isolating. Time will tell (how big a blow it is).

"He has been an important player for us. He has been very crucial since day one for me.

"We would love to have him available.

“I'm hoping Connor will be available for Thursday."

It is currently unknown how long Goldson will have to isolate for.

How long will Filip Helander be out for?

Steven Gerrard issued the following update after Saturday's match against St Johnstone.

He said: “I'm concerned about Helander. He's with the doctors now being assessed.

“He's got ice on, he's bandaged up and it doesn't look good.

“But until we scan it in the next 24 or 48 hours we're not sure. Hopefully he'll pull through but we've got other defenders who will need to step up if we're short."

Is Jack Simpson available to play against Lyon?

Simpson replaced Helander in the second half at McDiarmid Park but he will not be able to play on Thursday.

The former Bournemouth defender has not been named in Gerrard's squad for the Europa League.