Ibrox giants Rangers have been dealt a late quadruple injury setback as Gio van Bronckhorst’s Glasgow giants prepare to play in the Premiership tonight.
The manager has revealed the players who will be absent for the Gers as they return to action away from home this evening.
We covered the news that Aaron Ramsey is set for a return from injury “soon” after missing the last few matches through injury, but four more players have sustained knocks to join him on the treatment table.
The club’s official Twitter account quoted him as saying: “Ramsey, Davis, Amad, Jack and Helander are not available for tomorrow.”
He added: “Helander and Jack should be back for the weekend, Amad next week.”
When it rains it pours…
Rangers fans will surely be fuming with this update as it is another frustrating development and major blow that will compound their misery after recent results in the Premiership.
The Gers have failed to win either of their last two matches in the division after drawing with both Dundee United and Motherwell. Van Bronckhorst’s men dropped a two-goal lead in the latter as they failed to capitalise on holding a healthy advantage at half-time, with these matches allowing Celtic to maintain their three-point lead at the top of the table.
They will now face St Johnstone with a depleted squad as these fresh injury blows have left the club without four more of their first-team options along with Ramsey, which is why this is a major blow to the side. This will, therefore, leave supporters fuming as the injuries have come at the same time as a frustrating run of results.
The fans will also be livid with some of the players who are out. Filip Helander made his return in the draw with Dundee United and showed some signs of promise despite looking rusty, as he won four of his five aerial battles in the match. Instead of being able to build up his fitness and return to his best, he will now be watching on from the sidelines again.
Ryan Jack being out is also a major blow as he has been in excellent form of late. He has recorded a SofaScore rating of 6.9 or higher in four of his last five appearances as the central midfielder looked to be getting back to 100%.
Now, much like Helander, he has suffered a setback and may have to work his way back to those level upon his return, which is another reason why fans will be fuming with this update.