Manager Walter Smith has left the door open the door for Barry Ferguson and Allan McGregor to play for Rangers again.
Smith fined and suspended the duo for a fortnight after their misdemeanours while on Scotland duty.
He later indicated that his captain and goalkeeper would never play for the Ibrox club again. However, Smith concedes he may have been too “harsh” after reviewing the way the situation was handled by the Scottish Football Association.
The pair were also banned from international football after a late-night drinking incident and for making obscene gestures made while on the substitutes’ bench at Hampden.
“I did say in an off-the-record briefing to journalists that they would not play for the club again,” he revealed.
“Since then I have had a think about it and I have looked at the way it has been handled by the SFA. The president said the issue, the original problem, was not handled properly, then (Scotland manager) George Burley said it had not been handled properly.
“So I ask myself: if the SFA admit they did not handle it properly, am I being harsh? If people in charge are saying it was not handled well, then I feel I have got to give them some leeway.”
Former Scotland boss Smith added: “I have the right to change my mind but what I am doing is making them available for selection again, not saying they will play.”
Smith also criticised the SFA’s initial handling of the drinking session when six players broke rules but only Ferguson and McGregor were punished.
He said: “There were six players involved and two end up getting the majority of the blame. The SFA have started a new trend in criminality – if you leave the scene of a crime early, you are not guilty.”