Hot on the heels of the news that UEFA may well order them to play games behind closed doors due to fans' sectarian chanting, Rangers were hit hit with a double blow that could well derail their Scottish Premier League chances.
Long term absentees Lee McCulloch and Kirk Broadfoot have finally got over their injury worries and will be available for the last 6 league games of the season.
The Ibrox club's manager Walter Smith bemoaned the news :
"As if we haven't had enough to contend with already, what with getting into trouble with UEFA, the touchline brawl between Ally McCoist and Neil Lennon, and the on-off takeover saga, this really is the worst news we could possibly have had.
Both players are grafters but they have very little skill and will contribute absolutely nothing to the rest of the campaign".
Off record, Smith conceded that, if he has to play both of them in the final Old Firm game if the season, he might as well just give Celtic the 3 points now.