Emilson Cribari is set to be included in Rangers' squad for their Irn-Bru Third Division game against East Stirling.
The Brazilian had been awaiting international clearance and has been unable to take part in any matches until now.
Ross Perry remains sidelined with a calf strain, while Maurice Edu will not be included after indicating his desire to quit the club.
Boss Ally McCoist said: "Emilson is certainly in the squad and I'm hopeful he can be involved."
McCoist added: "The door is still open for Maurice. I've said to him that just because there are one or two clubs interested in him he shouldn't feel the door is shut here.
"If he doesn't go I'll be delighted to keep him here."
East Stirlingshire goalkeeper Grant Hay and defender Michael Hunter miss out on one of the biggest days of their respective careers.
Both players are away on holiday, but left-sided defender Sean Kelly has joined on loan from St Mirren and goes straight into head coach John Coughlin's plans, as does fit-again midfielder Craig Donaldson.
Coughlin said: "All I have asked our boys to do is to play to the very best of their ability. They're up against a very strong side, but if they come off the park having done all they can then we will be pleased regardless of the result.
"It will be the first taste of a game like this for the players and they have to play the game and not the occasion."