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Rangers hit with Glen Kamara injury doubt

Glasgow Rangers have been hit with an injury doubt ahead of their return to Champions League action at Ibrox tonight…

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Giovanni van Bronckhorst has revealed that central midfielder Glen Kamara may be unavailable to feature in the match after suffering a knock this week.

He played ten minutes in the 4-0 win over St. Mirren in the Premiership at the weekend and could now be forced to watch on from the sidelines for this group stage clash with the Reds.

The Athletic’s Jordan Campbell Tweeted: “Van Bronckhorst says there are no new injuries for the game against Liverpool, although Glen Kamara is a doubt as he picked up a knock.”

Potential blow

Kamara being out injured could be a blow for the Dutch head coach as his performance off the bench against the Premier League side last week was promising.

The Light Blues struggled in the match as they lost 2-0 to Jurgen Klopp’s side and the Finnish gem offered a bit of quality as a substitute as he made two interceptions and created one chance in just nine minutes at Anfield.

He earned a SofaScore rating of 7.0 for his cameo and Connor Goldson (7.1) was the only other outfield player with a higher score than him for Rangers on the night, suggesting he could have been in contention to start tonight.

No other central midfielder for the Gers earned a score higher than 6.7 and this suggests that he could be an upgrade on the other starting options for this clash at Ibrox.

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Gio van Bronckhorst coaching on the touchline for Rangers

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However, his injury means that he is now a doubt for the game and may not be available to the head coach for selection, leaving Steven Davis, John Lundstram, and Ryan Jack – who were outperformed by the ex-Dundee man last week – to fight for a place in the XI.

Kamara was also a key player for van Bronckhorst in the Europa League last season. He played in all 14 of their matches on the way to the final, starting 11 times, and made 2.1 tackles and interceptions per match whilst winning 56% of his duels – holding his own in the middle of the park.

His involvement in Europe last term shows that the manager trusted him to perform on the biggest stage and his cameo against Liverpool was a glimpse of the quality he is able to provide at the top level.

Therefore, Kamara missing out tonight would be a shame and a blow for van Bronckhorst as his substitute appearance may have been enough to convince the head coach to hand him a start against the English side.

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