Rangers have confirmed striker Kyle Lafferty has been suspended for two weeks amid reports of a dispute with manager Ally McCoist.
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The club would not expand on the reasons for the punishment but reports on Monday claimed he had failed to report for Saturday's SPL clash against Hearts, which Rangers won 3-0, after being troubled by a hernia problem.
The Northern Ireland international came off the bench in the previous game, a 3-1 win over St Mirren two weeks previously.
Speaking on Friday at the club's pre-match media conference, McCoist said: "Obviously Lafferty hasn't done a lot of training again but we'll have to wheel him out. He is basically just getting by game to game.''
However, Lafferty was not among the 18 players who were stripped for the Tynecastle clash.