The Athletic’s Rangers correspondent Jordan Campbell has shared an update about Scott Wright’s injury situation at Ibrox, something which may well frustrate Steven Gerrard.
The former Aberdeen ace was absent on Sunday afternoon as Rangers beat Ross County 4-2 away from home, and Campbell shared the reason why he was missing ahead of the game, saying:
“Michael Beale says Ianis Hagi & Scott Wright picked up knocks on Thursday night so they will be assessed before tomorrow’s game at Ross County. Would be a frustrating disruption as they have both started the season well.”
He also shared a quote from the coach, who said:
“At this moment, we are assessing one or two players who maybe won’t be available for the next couple, unfortunately, but that’s the benefit of a strong squad that other players will come in and show their worth.”
Despite having a plethora of options on the wing ahead of the new season, Gerrard is now looking a bit thin in that department, especially as Fashion Sakala is also currently sidelined.
Hagi was fit enough to feature at Ross County in the end but it seems as if Wright may end up missing Thursday’s trip to Alashkert, which will no doubt frustrate Gerrard given the gravity of that game.
The 24-year-old has enjoyed an excellent start to the new season, scoring in games against Livingston and Dunfermline, whilst Gerrard also sang his praises after the 1-0 win against Alashkert last week, saying:
“I thought some of the lads’ efforts tonight were superhuman. I think our supporters will know who I’m talking about – Steven Davis, Calvin Bassey, Scott Wright when he came on.”
Therefore, he would surely have hoped to have the Scottish winger available for the second leg in Armenia and will be disappointed if he isn’t fit to feature in this huge game due to an injury setback.
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