Frank McAvennie is hopeful that George Edmundson and Jordan Jones’ Rangers careers are not over despite their lockdown breach.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Celtic and St. Mirren forward claimed that the situation is different from that of Hoops player Boli Bolingoli because the club dealt with it straight away.
In August Bolingoli broke Covid-19 rules by visiting Spain without notifying his club before playing against Kilmarnock just days later.
The 25-year-old was subsequently loaned out for the season to Turkish side İstanbul Başakşehir without making another appearance for the Bhoys.
Jones and Edmundson were caught by police at a party in Glasgow socialising with people from different households.
They have now been suspended by the club who will investigate the matter further as they complete a fortnight in isolation.
“The club have dealt with it,” McAvennie told Football Insider. “There are certain signals coming out of the government that are not clear for anybody. These boys went to a party whether it was a close friend or a relative, it was wrong.
“They made a mistake and I hope that they’re not finished at Rangers, they’re not in the team but I hope it doesn’t finish them.
“It could have been worse, Rangers dealt with it straight away.
“It wasn’t as bad as the Bolognoli case because Rangers dealt with it quickly, the act was just as bad.
“Bolognoli didn’t tell anyone straight away. Rangers were able to deal with it quickly because they knew about it but Celtic didn’t know about Bolognoli.
“Jones is quite a good player so it’s a shame.”
Neither Jones or Edmundson have made a significant impact on the Light Blues’ first-team this season.
The pair have just three starts between them so far this campaign.