Paddy Kenny has now been lamenting some Glasgow Rangers injury news on Aaron Ramsey ahead of tonight’s epic clash in the UEFA Europa League.
The Lowdown: Ruled out
Speaking in his pre-game press conference before they played Motherwell away from home in the Scottish Premiership last weekend, Giovanni van Bronckhorst revealed that Ramsey would be ruled out until the home leg of their semi-final tie against RB Leipzig, meaning that he will miss tonight’s match.
He joins both Alfredo Morelos and Kemar Roofe on the sidelines, in an injury list that is starting to grow for the Ibrox faithful.
The Latest: Kenny reacts
Speaking to Football Insider, former Leeds United and Sheffield United goalkeeper Kenny has now given his reaction to the news of Ramsey’s injury, as the 43-year-old claimed it is another ‘monumental blow’ after the issues with Morelos and Roofe:
“Wow, I mean, that is a big blow.
“Roofe, yes he’s been in good form but Rangers do have other attackers who can contribute.
“Ramsey, you can’t replicate what he has in terms of experience. He has played at the very top level and he is someone who the less experienced players will look towards.
“I think losing Ramsey in that midfield is a monumental blow to that team it just got harder for them.
“They can still get something but they have to hope Ramsey comes back for the second leg.”
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The Verdict: Huge loss
Ramsey will no doubt be a huge loss to the Gers, given his experience of playing European football with Arsenal and Juventus and on the big international stage with Wales.
He has ranked highly among his teammates in terms of average shots and key passes per game in the competition so far, and has already demonstrated his credentials with two goals in the league during his loan spell (WhoScored).
Nonetheless, with Morelos and Roofe out, they could have done with Ramsey’s knack for goals from midfield, but van Bronckhorst will now have to find a way to get a result without some of his key players.
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