A major claim has emerged on Glasgow Rangers and the injury situation at Ibrox this week…
Giovanni van Bronckhorst has revealed that Ridvan Yilmaz, Rabbi Matondo, and Alfredo Morelos are all in training with the team ahead of their Champions League qualifier on Tuesday.
The latter two missed the win over Livingston in the Premiership on Saturday due to injury, whilst the former had just arrived after joining from Besiktas.
He told the Glasgow Times: “We will have Ridvan Yilmaz training with us today (Sunday), Rabbi Matondo as well.
“Morelos has already been training with us a couple of days, in parts of the training.
“And we can take a bigger squad in Europe so we have more players to choose from and we have to see if those players are fit enough to travel.”
This claim will surely leave supporters feeling delighted for multiple reasons.
Firstly, it suggests that Yilmaz will soon be up to speed and ready to make his debut for the Light Blues after coming in from Turkey.
The left-back will be able to compete with Borna Barisic for a spot in the back four. This will provide the Croatia international with real competition for his place and prevent complacency from slipping into his game in the coming weeks.
Supporters will also be excited by Matondo’s return to training as his performances in pre-season suggest that he could be a key player for the Gers this season.
The winger picked up a goal and an assist against West Ham in a 3-1 win and then played a huge role in Antonio Colak’s strike against Tottenham. Whilst it was only pre-season, the 21-year-old attacker showed signs of promise and fans will surely want to see what he can do in a competitive match.
Finally, the supporters will be delighted to read that Morelos has returned to training after his long-term thigh injury.
He is a proven performer for the Light Blues and a player van Bronckhorst can rely on at the top end of the pitch, which is why his return will be a major boost to the team.
In the Premiership last season, the Colombian plundered 11 goals and seven assists. He also scored four goals in eight starts in the Europa League as he showcased his quality domestically and in Europe.
Fans will now be hoping to see him back out on the pitch sooner rather than later.