Ally McCoist has said that he will welcome back Kyle Lafferty to the fold as soon as the striker has served his club suspension.
The Northern Irish striker was disciplined by the club for failing to report with the squad ahead of last Saturday's 3-0 victory over Hearts. He was handed a two week ban by his manager.
However, McCoist has said that he not hesitate to use his forward again after the suspension has been served.
The Rangers boss said: "I've said all along Kyle made a massive error of judgement, he's been punished.
"People have been asking me if he has a future of the club, of course he does. He's made a mistake, I've obviously spoken to him since that, once his suspension is up we will absolutely welcome him back in.
McCoist admitted that further negative headlines were the last thing the club needed at the moment, but considers the matter closed.
He concluded: "It was something we needed like a hole in the head, but we felt that action had to be taken.
"We certainly don't hold grudges and we hope that he'll learn from his mistake and come back."