Rangers have vowed to fight Kemar Roofe's four match ban as they welcomed Ondrej Kudela's suspension.

The Ibrox striker was hit with the ban and the club fined after Roofe was sent off for a gruesome high-boot challenge on Slavia Prague goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar that left him with a fractured skull.

Glen Kamara was also issued a three match ban for 'assault' after the game after it was alleged he punched Kudela in the tunnel.

Now Gers have issued a statement confirming they had plans to appeal both bans for their 'harshness'.

It read: "RANGERS notes the UEFA disciplinary decision relating to our fixture v Slavia Prague at Ibrox on 18th March.

"We welcome the suspension imposed on Ondrej Kudela. This not only vindicates Glen Kamara’s evidence but underlines the severity of the comment, given the number of games which have been imposed by UEFA.

"Nevertheless, we believe the sanctions imposed on our two players (Glen Kamara and Kemar Roofe) are severe. We have written to UEFA, seeking clarification in writing on the basis that we intend to appeal the suspensions on both of players.

"We will make no further comment on this matter."