Rangers have been handed an injury lift ahead of their return to action at Ibrox on Thursday night…
Gers boss Gio van Bronckhorst has revealed that Steven Davis is the only confirmed absentee for their UEFA Europa League clash.
He has admitted that there are question marks over others but has not completely ruled them out, with this coming after blows to Amad Diallo and Aaron Ramsey in recent weeks.
The club’s official Twitter account quoted him as saying: “Davis is not available as he has an injury. We have a couple doubts for tomorrow but we will be fine.”
Ibrox supporters will be buzzing with this news as it is a big boost for multiple reasons.
Firstly, they will be delighted to learn that there have been no major issues following on from the 1-0 win over Aberdeen at the weekend.
It was a scrappy game as the away side committed 16 fouls and received three yellow cards, which may have left some supporters anxious as to whether or not any of the players came out of the match with knocks that would see them miss out against Red Star Belgrade.
Instead, every player appears to have come out of it relatively unscathed and van Bronckhorst will have a full squad to pick from aside from Davis and long-term absentee Ianis Hagi. This will give him plenty of options to name in his starting XI, whilst also allowing him to utilise his bench if needed on the night.
Supporters will also be buzzing to know that Ramsey will be available for selection and has not suffered another setback. He has only played ten minutes in the Europa League for the Gers so far and fans will surely be eager to see him add to that on Thursday night.
The Wales international produced six goals and three assists in his last 13 appearances in the competition with Arsenal and this suggests that he has the quality to make a big impact at this level.
He has shown throughout his career, with 142 direct goal contributions for the Gunners and Juventus combined, that he can score and create goals and fans will be keen to see that for the Scottish giants between now and the end of the campaign.
They will also be pleased with this news as it suggests that Amad Diallo has overcome his knock. He has struggled since joining on loan from Manchester United but he is a young player and it may take him a little bit longer to bed in. The sooner he gets back out on the pitch the sooner he can turn things around and prove his ability.