RANGERS are reportedly facing an SFA probe after fears were raised that the club had broken coronavirus testing protocols.

The Daily Record report that as many as nine first team Ibrox players may have played a friendly clash with Dundee United without receiving their Covid-19 test results.

It is understood that SFA stand in president Mike Mulraney has demanded a full explanation from the Glasgow club after learning of the possible breach.

The claims come after Steven Gerrard's team were forced to delay kick-off in a friendly against Motherwell due to both clubs not having their results in time.

Earlier that day a Rangers B team faced off against Dundee United with nine first team players involved, all of which had travelled to France for the Veolia Tournament at the weekend.

The nine players involved were Calvin Bassey, Greg Docherty, Andy Firth, Jordan Jones, Ross McCrorie, Glenn Middleton, Greg Stewart, Lewis Mayo and Nathan Patterson.

It has also been reported that the SPFL and SFA Joint Response Group has written to Rangers, Motherwell and Hibs asking for detailed explanations over possible breaches of testing protocols.

Hibs were forced to cancel their home match with Ross County with the Staggies having travelled as far as Perth before being advised the game had been axed.

Today's report comes after SFA chief Ian Maxwell warned clubs of the catostrophic consequences to the Scottish game if rules were not followed.

In a letter to clubs, he wrote: “There will be enhanced media attention on squads as training gets underway and the behaviour of all of our players and staff will be under scrutiny.

“We have been able to negotiate a dispensation for Premiership first team squads to return however all involved should be under no illusions that breaches of the agreed parameters will lead to the Scottish Government removing our exemption, having a catastrophic impact on our game.

"Please ensure all staff and players are reminded of their responsibilities on an ongoing basis.”