John Eustace, currently on trial at Murray Park for the seventh week following the initial expected period of one month is expected to be offered a player coach role, sources say.
The former Derby anchor has reportedly impressed with his performances at Murray Park, but been blighted by injury niggles which continue to dog his recovery.
Manager Mark Warburton rates the former Stoke skipper very highly indeed, and Eustace is expected to be offered a similar capacity at Ibrox to that of ex-captain Lee McCulloch at Kilmarnock; a primarily coaching role but able to provide occasional squad depth if required.
With his fitness a major problem, he is not a player Rangers would be able to rely on at their beck and call, but his vast experience would be welcome within the squad, especially the rather young midfield.
He oversaw the warm-up at the Indrodrill for the trip to Alloa, and has been coaching at Murray Park arguably more than he has played, and this is expected to be the role he would take up if he elects to.
It would ultimately be down to the player to choose whether or not to take up the position, or depart entirely.