Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard provided an update on the fitness of Gers’ midfielder, Ryan Jack, ahead of the club’s Europa League fixture on Thursday evening.
However, after missing the Gers’ last two league fixtures due to a calf problem, the £2.7 million-rated midfielder remained a doubt for the club’s Europa League clash with SK Slavia Prague on Thursday, and, speaking in his pre-match press conference, Gerrard confirmed the fixture will come a little too soon for the Scotland international.
He said: “Jack could be ready but I have decided to hold back and he will be available for the second-leg, I don’t want to push him too quick.”
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Jack’s absence is likely to come as a rather large blow for Gerrard ahead of the Round of 16 clash, as the 40-year-old has played the midfielder in every fixture in which he has been available for selection so far this season.
However, the Gers manager did state his belief that Jack will be back for the second leg of the tie, meaning that there is at least some positive news regarding the return of the 29-year-old.
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