The Rangers Review journalist Jonny McFarlane has revealed some promising Glasgow Rangers injury news on Rabbi Matondo.
The Lowdown: Injury rumours
Rumours of an injury picked up by Matondo started circulating on social media on Monday night, ahead of the Ibrox outfit’s opening game in the Scottish Premiership away at Livingston on Saturday lunchtime.
It was suspected that it must have been picked up in training, as Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team last played on Saturday in a friendly at home to Tottenham Hotspur.
The Latest: ‘Nothing serious’
Taking to Twitter on Monday night, McFarlane has now revealed that Matondo’s injury real but ‘nothing serious’, and that it will only keep him out for three or four days:
“I understand 3-4 days for Rabbi Matondo. Nothing serious.”
The Verdict: Promising
Even though the rumours of Matondo’s injury seem to be true, the fact that he would only be out for a few days is certainly promising.
It means that he could recover in time to make his full debut against Livingston on Saturday, after signing from German side FC Schalke 04.
Should Rangers start Matondo?
The winger impressed in his first outing at Ibrox in a pre-season friendly against West Ham United last week, and Gers supporters will no doubt be keen to see what their new signing can do in a competitive match.
Nonetheless, van Bronckhorst will be hoping that Matondo can recover fully from this minor setback, so that he can throw him straight into the side on Saturday.
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