The Lowdown: Rangers in action
The Gers are back in action as they welcome Motherwell to Ibrox for their third league outings since the campaign resumed earlier this month.
Their last game saw them defeat Ross County 1-0 five days ago, when a goal from John Lundstram was enough to seal victory for Michael Beale’s side as they look to close the gap to their Glasgow arch-rivals at the top of the table.
Looking ahead to tonight’s game, Rangers are set to welcome some big names back into the matchday squad.
The Latest: Rangers handed big boost
As per a report from Glasgow Times, the quartet of Kemar Roofe, Antonio Colak, Allan McGregor and Borna Barisic are all available for tonight’s match.
Speaking to the media ahead of Motherwell’s visit, Beale said: “Roofe and Colak have trained so it’s up to me if I select them or not. It’s fair to say they are not 100 per cent fit because they have been out for a while.
“In Kemar’s case a lot longer than Antonio but they have trained the last two days which is pleasing. It’s a case of whether I need them now or if I can top them up before a big January, a huge January.
“Allan McGregor is fine. He’s just had the sniffles but he’s fine now. We’ve had a few players off with it.”
On Barisic, who was in the Croatia squad which came third at the World Cup, the Rangers boss added: “Yes he’s been training. He arrived back yesterday. He trained today and looked in a great place.”
The Verdict: Great news for Rangers
With the Gers desperate to pick up as many points as possible to keep them within touching distance of Celtic, having these four players back tonight will be a massive boost for Beale.
As the 42-year-old mentioned, it seems that he has a particularly important decision to make regarding whether or not Roofe or Colak gets the nod to start up front against Motherwell.
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Even though they only scored one goal last time out, Rangers still had 17 attempts at goal against Ross County, so it might not be totally necessary to have one of Colak or Roofe in the starting XI this time around.
Either way, Beale will surely be pleased to have these players available again and will certainly have his fingers crossed that they can maintain fitness throughout the remainder of the season.
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