Rangers central defender Madjid Bougherra is set to be sidelined for several more weeks as he continues to be troubled by a hamstring injury.
The 27-year-old Algeria international missed the Scottish Cup quarter-final clash with Dundee United at the weekend, having suffered a fresh setback in training.
Assistant manager Ally McCoist confirmed:"He has a small tear on his hamstring and he will be out for a minimum of three weeks.
"He is one of our top players, one of the top players in the country, so it's a disappointment that he's not able to play for us.
"But every other team goes through injuries and suspensions and we are no different, so we just have to get on with it."