RANGERS have confirmed positive Covid tests have been returned through routine testing this week.

The club announced those positive for the virus are self-isolating with any close contacts also in isolation.

The news comes ahead of a massive couple of fixtures for the club as they play Alashkert in the Europa League play-off this evening then Celtic in the first Old Firm derby of the season.

Here's what we know so far.

How many cases are there at Rangers?

Rangers confirmed positive tests have been identified meaning it is more than one case of the virus.

But there is no indication on whether the cases are limited to a small number of people or a wider outbreak.

Who has tested positive for the virus at Rangers? 

At this stage the club have chosen not to reveal who has tested positive for Covid.

It's not clear whether it is a player or member of staff who has returned the positive test.

Who hasn't travelled for the Alashkert match in Armenia?

There is still no clarity over whether any players or staff have tested positive but a number of first-team players have not travelled to Armenia.

Manager Steven Gerrard is a notable omission from those who flew from Glasgow yesterday with six first-team players also not on board.

James Tavernier was absent as well as Calvin Bassey, Scott Wright and Ryan Kent. Goalkeepers Allan McGregor and Jon McLaughlin didn't travel with the squad either.

What have Rangers said about the positive Covid tests?

The club announced the positive tests in a statement on their website.

It read: "Rangers can confirm that during our testing schedule, we have received positive COVID-19 tests.

"Those identified as positive are now in self isolation along with ‘close contacts’.

"We have followed best practice in our procedures and protocols.

"From the outset of the pandemic, Rangers has worked closely with the Scottish Government and Scottish football to ensure the health of our staff is protected at all times. We will continue to do so."