Barry Ferguson and Allan McGregor have been handed a lifeline by Rangers boss Walter Smith.
The duo have been handed a lifetime ban from international duty after indulging in a late-night drinking session and then raising two fingers after being dropped to the bench for the Hampden Park clash with Iceland.
Smith initially suggested that the duo would never play for Rangers again, but has now relented and admitted he may have been too harsh, especially as the Scottish Football Association have now admitted the issue was badly handled.
The Ibrox boss said: "I did say in an off-the-record briefing to journalists that they would not play for the club again.
"Since then I have had a think about it and I have looked at the way it has been handled by the SFA.
"The president said the issue, the original problem, was not handled properly, then (Scotland manager) George Burley said it had not been handled properly.
"So I ask myself: if the SFA admit they did not handle it properly, am I being harsh?
"If people in charge are saying it was not handled well, then I feel I have got to give them some leeway."
Former Scotland boss Smith added: "I have the right to change my mind but what I am doing is making them available for selection again, not saying they will play."
Smith also criticised the SFA's initial handling of the drinking session when six players breached rules but only Ferguson and McGregor were punished.
He said: "There were six players involved and two end up getting the majority of the blame.
"The SFA have started a new trend in criminality - if you leave the scene of a crime early, you are not guilty."
Despite the softening of Smith's stance, the SFA insist that they have no plans to follow suit and the lifetime international bans on the duo remain in place.
An SFA spokesman said: "The SFA board considered the matter last week. We now consider it closed."