Nathan Patterson, Bongani Zungu and Calvin Bassey will be able to take part in the Ibrox trophy day celebrations after the 'Rangers Five' were issued with immediate four-match bans for their Covid-19 breach.

The Rangers first-team trio plus academy youngsters Brian Kinnear and Dapo Mebude, who are on loan at Annan and Queen of the South respectively, were charged by the Scottish Football Association after flouting lockdown rules by attending an illegal house party last month.

Their punishment – which also includes another suspended two-match ban – means Patterson, Zungu and Bassey will still be able to feature again for Steven Gerrard’s newly-crowned champions this season as they look to complete an unbeaten Premiership campaign as well as lifting the Scottish Cup.

The Light Blues are set to finally get their hands on the Premiership trophy after a 10-year wait when they round off the campaign at home to Aberdeen on 15 May.

The bans will come as a relief to the players after seeing Ibrox team-mates Jordan Jones and George Edmundson banned for seven games for a similar breach in November.

The latest incident saw police called out to break up an illegal gathering in a property in Glasgow’s West End in the early hours of 14 February.

Patterson and co have already been fined by Gerrard for their involvement, which they later apologised for in an interview with the club’s TV channel.

Gerrard said he had been "let down" by the behaviour of his players, revealing they had been left in "no uncertain terms" about what is expected of them after they were allowed to re-join his squad following a period of self-isolation.

The players were charged with breaching the SFA’s disciplinary rule 24, which requires players to comply with coronavirus rules. They were also accused of breaching rule 77, which covers the failure "to act in the best interests of association football".

An Ibrox source said: "We are considering all our options and will make further comment if required."