Rangers assistant manager Ally McCoist believes Barry Ferguson and Allan McGregor have a future at the club.
The pair were recently handed a two-week suspension by the Gers following their indiscretions while away on international duty with Scotland.
Ferguson has since suffered an untimely calf injury which looks set to sideline him for the remainder of the season, while McGregor has seen Neil Alexander shine between the sticks in his absence.
Both men now face a tough task if they are fully resurrect their Ibrox career, but McCoist sees no reason why they cannot be successful in that endeavour.
On Ferguson, he said: "I feel for him. I can tell you better than anyone that calves are murder.
"He reckons about three weeks. If that's the case, fantastic, that would be brilliant.
"But knowing calves as I do, I think it might be a bit longer.
"It's one of those things for Barry at the moment - it never rains but it pours.
"He will be disappointed because he was looking to get back playing, getting match practice and back in the squad and it wasn't to be.
"But he will knuckle down, get his treatment and hopefully get back in the squad.
"If the injury keeps him out for the remainder of the season, it will be a big disappointment for Barry and us, because we want all of our best players available.
"I don't think there is any doubt that Barry is one of our best players.
"He has a year of his contract still to go and hopefully he will be back before the end of the season."
McCoist added on McGregor's future: "There is a possibility [he will play again this season] if he stays in the squad.
"But there is an equal possibility that, if Neil Alexander keeps playing the way he is playing, he will keep the jersey.
"Neil and Allan know that the goalkeeper is the same as any position.
"It's competition for places and playing well keeps you in the team and doing well gets you in the team.
"At this moment in time, Neil's got the number one jersey and we will sit down over the next couple of days to see if he keeps it.
"But he has certainly done nothing untoward that would suggest he should get dropped."