STEVEN GERRARD hopes Rangers will discover the fate of the 'Covid Five' on Thursday morning as the Scottish FA get set to deliver their appeal hearing verdict.

The champions have challenged the suspensions handed to Nathan Patterson, Bongani Zungu, Calvin Bassey, Brian Kinnear and Dapo Mebude after they were punished for breaching Coronavirus regulations.

A hearing was held on Tuesday evening but no outcome was reached ahead of Rangers' trip to face St Johnstone on Wednesday night.

Patterson started on the bench at McDiarmid Park before replacing the returning James Tavernier for the final half hour and Bassey later took over from Borna Barisic at left-back.

Liam Craig's late penalty earned the Saints a draw after Scott Wright opened the scoring as Rangers moved closer to an unbeaten Premiership campaign.

Rangers host Callum Davidson's side in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals on Sunday and Patterson, Bassey and Zungu could find themselves ruled out of the Ibrox clash.

Gerrard said: "We are waiting and hopefully sometime in the morning (Thursday) we will find out the outcome of the appeal and we will go from there.

"It is out of our control. We will just wait to be told what the outcome of the appeal is.

"It happened last night (Tuesday) late at 6.30pm, which wasn’t ideal in terms of preparation because we didn’t know if we could include the boys or not.

"But it is what it is and we will wait patiently for the outcome of that result."