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Rangers handed injury lift over midfielder Tom Lawrence

An update has emerged on Glasgow Rangers attacking midfielder Tom Lawrence and his current injury situation…

What’s the talk?

The Welshman has been unavailable for selection since August and Giovanni van Bronckhorst has now revealed that he is likely to make his return after the international matches.

He said: “Hopefully we will have Tom after the break. Tom has a good chance to be available again.

“For us it is good that there is the break now so Tom has two weeks extra to recover. It is going to be close for Hearts, but somewhere in that period we should have him back.”

Although, John Souttar and Filip Helander will be longer-term injuries that the Light Blues have to manage, with the Dutch head coach saying:

“John and Fil will take longer. They won’t be back after the break. Souttar and Helander will not be in the coming weeks.”

Delight for van Bronckhorst

The Gers boss should be left delighted by the injury boost for Lawrence as it means that a big lift is incoming for the team on the other side of the international break.

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His return will provide the manager with another excellent option in the middle of the park as the former Derby County man enjoyed an impressive start to his career in Scotland.

In the Premiership, he averaged a SofaScore rating of 7.14 in his first five outings as he scored two goals and provided one assist from a number 10 role. The gem averaged 1.8 key passes and 2.0 tackles and interceptions per game, as he showed that he has the quality to make things happen on the ball whilst also having a willingness to get stuck in defensively.

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Gio van Bronckhorst coaching on the touchline for Rangers

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He also scored a crucial goal in the 3-2 aggregate win over PSV in the Champions League play-off clash, securing the club’s place in the group stages of the competition.

Rangers have lost three of their four matches in the Premiership and in Europe since Lawrence picked up his injury and, whilst he may not have turned around 4-0 losses to Ajax and Napoli around on his own, he could have made an impact in those games with his invention on the ball.

Van Bronckhorst should now be delighted by the prospect of having him back and available to face Hearts away from home at the start of October, before travelling to Anfield to play Liverpool in the Champions League after that.

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