CONNOR Goldson has been cleared to return to Rangers action in tomorrow night's match against Lyon after his Covid disruption, according to reports.

The centre-back was a shock omission from Steven Gerrard's line-up as the Light Blues came back to a 2-1 win over St Johnstone at the weekend.

Boss Gerrard revealed ahead of kick-off that Goldson was self-isolating because of coronavirus protocols and was unavailable.

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Revealing the situation on Saturday, Gerrard said: "He is self isolating. Time will tell (how big a blow it is).

"He has been an important player for us. He has been very crucial since day one for me.

"We would love to have him available.

“I'm hoping Connor will be available for Thursday."

And Gerrard has got his wish with The Scottish Sun reporting Goldson has passed all requirements to be allowed to return to the squad.

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The news comes as a major boost to Rangers ahead of their first Europa League group stage match with Lyon.

Filip Helander could miss the match after being stretchered off during Saturday's win, with Jack Simpson not available after being left out of the Euro squad.

But Goldson's return solves at least some of Gerrard's selection headache ahead of kick-off.

Visitors Lyon have key players missing themselves with ex-Celtic star Moussa Dembele unlikely to travel to Scotland because of a muscle injury.

And attacked Xherdan Shaqiri won't be involved as he remains in France having not completed his full course of Covid vaccination.