Kevin Campbell fears Kemar Roofe and Glen Kamara will be ‘massively’ missed by Rangers in the Champions League qualifiers.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker called the decision to ban Kamara, 25, “a disgrace” and pointed the finger at UEFA for dropping the ball “once again”.
Rangers’ appeal against Roofe’s four-match ban was rejected by UEFA this week.
Kamara will miss three games as a result of what broke out at Ibrox after Slavia Prague’s Ondre Kudela racially abused him, and Balogun one.
As quoted by the BBC, Gerrard said the bans were a “huge blow” to his side but insisted he would “try to cope without those names.”
When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of the bans, Campbell said: “It’s a massive blow for Rangers, of course it is.
“I honestly don’t know how UEFA work it out. How did Kamara get banned? UEFA have dropped the ball once again.
“They have made life a lot harder for Rangers. Steven Gerrard will find a way, he will find a solution but you cannot hide from the face that they are two of his best players.
“It is a disgrace that Kamara is banned like that.”
Rangers will enter next season’s Champions League at the third qualifying round stage after winning the Scottish Premiership.
If they emerge victorious from that two-legged tie they will be one stage away from the Champions League group stages.