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Rangers: Noel Whelan reacts after Gers boss Steven Gerrard confirms James Tavernier will miss at least ‘the next few’ games

Rangers: Noel Whelan reacts after Gers boss Steven Gerrard confirms James Tavernier will miss at least ‘the next few’ games - Rangers News

Speaking ahead of their clash with Dundee United this afternoon, Rangers boss Steven Gerrard shed light on another blow amid concerns surrounding Kemar Roofe – with the Gers manager confirming that defender James Taverner will miss at least ‘the next few‘ games.

This has prompted BBC regular and pundit Noel Whelan to give his take on the situation to Football Insider, with the former Aberdeen striker describing it as a ‘massive’ blow for the Teddy Bears.

Indeed, heralded as a ‘key cog’ in Rangers’ system, Tavernier was replaced by Leon Balogun during their 4-3 Europa League win against Royal Antwerp – limping off after just 24 minutes.

Speaking ahead of Dundee, Gerrard confirmed that he will miss at least ‘the next few’ games with Roofe also looking out of action.

Whelan reacts to Tavernier injury blow for Rangers

“He’s been a key cog in that Rangers outfit – the captain there, the assists and goals he’s scored, set pieces as well let’s not forget,” explained Whelan to Football Insider.

“He is going to be a massive miss, they are going to be hoping it is not a very bad injury and they can get him back as quickly as possible because you need leaders out there and he’s been one all season.

“He’s been at the club a long time now, he’s really come into his own this year, not just for the goals and the assists but the performances, the leadership that he gives that team out there on the field as well

“That’s going to be a huge miss, an influential player like that could be missing in this really important run in.”

In other news: Rangers fans lauded this club update, find out more here.


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