A fresh Rangers injury claim has been made ahead of their UEFA Europa League trip away from Ibrox today…
Gers boss Gio van Bronckhorst has allayed any fears that his team have been hit with new blows ahead of their semi-final clash.
Alfredo Morelos and Kemar Roofe, who were absent at the weekend, remain out and the former is set to miss the rest of the season with a thigh injury.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, van Bronckhorst said: “We have no fresh injuries, we have the squad available from Motherwell.
“Morelos & Roofe are not available and I have made my plans after watching the opponent playing. I will choose the right game plan and we need the players to perform well.
“Fashion Jr is travelling. We have a big plane.”
Rangers supporters will be buzzing by this update as it comes as a huge boost to van Bronckhorst and his squad heading into the first leg against RB Leipzig.
The Gers are one round away from a major European final and will need as many of their key players available as possible in order to have the best chance of getting past the Bundesliga side. Rangers will not want to suffer any blows that weaken their team and that is why the fans will be relieved that no one sustained any knocks in the win over Motherwell.
An own goal from Liam Kelly and strikes from Scott Wright and James Tavernier sealed the three points at the weekend and having the same squad available means that they can carry their winning momentum over into this game. This will be particularly crucial for Fashion Sakala as he appears likely to be given the number nine role with Roofe and Morelos out.
The Zambia international was electric against Motherwell as he recorded a SofaScore rating of 7.6. He provided the assist for Wright’s goal with a superb burst down the middle of the pitch and then won the penalty from which Tavernier made it 3-1, whilst completing all five of his attempted dribbles and winning nine of his 12 duels in the match.
This highlights the level of impact he can have at his best and that is why him being fit, along with the rest of the team, is a huge boost for the Gers.
It is now down to those players to take their confidence into this clash with Leipzig and ensure that they have something to play for at Ibrox next week to create another special memory under the lights in Glasgow.