Banned duo Jordan Jones and George Edmundson can rescue their Rangers careers under Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard says his covid-shame duo George Edmundson and Jordan Jones have reacted the right way after their regulations breach bans and apologised for their actions.

Steven Gerrard will support the players, who have apologised  (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group)
Steven Gerrard will support the players, who have apologised (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group)

The pair issued apologies last night after being handed seven-match suspensions from the SFA which will keep them out of football beyond Christmas.

But Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has left the door open for them to rescue their Rangers careers after both players apologised and accepted their punishments.

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

"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.

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"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 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 of the way and we'll now move forward and try to get these players both back to where they need to be."

The pair were cited by the SFA on two disciplinary points and suspended by the Ibrox club pending an internal investigation after attending a house party in breach of football’s covid-19 procedures.

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