Alex McLeish has now dropped a claim on Aaron Ramsey amid the injury issues that the Welshman has had since signing for Glasgow Rangers on loan.
The Lowdown: Injury problems for Ramsey
Ramsey made the bench for the Teddy Bears in their 1-0 win at home to Aberdeen on Saturday after missing out entirely on their previous four matches over all competitions.
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The Scottish Sun reported earlier this week that the Wales international has flown in his own trusted physios at a personal cost of £30,000 in order to try and help him with his injury troubles.
The Latest: McLeish reacts
Speaking to Football Insider, McLeish – who features as a pundit for BBC Radio 5 Live – gave his reaction to Ramsey’s injury worries, claiming that it is ‘very frustrating’ for Rangers and hinting that there may be an ‘underlying issue’.
The former Ibrox manager said: “For Rangers fans, it’s been very frustrating.
“Now, the internet goes mental and everyone goes into a fever pitch, thinking there is something underlying.
“It would be great for him to get back into the team. If there is an underlying issue, I’m sure at some point it will come out in the press.
“If it’s just a case of getting of reaching a certain level, that’s a mindset thing.
“When he got Wales to the semi-finals at the Euros a few years ago, I put him in the world class bracket.
“Everyone was flabbergasted when he came to Rangers but we have to see him ASAP. Time is running out and he needs to get cracking.”
The Verdict: Worrying
There is no doubt that Ramsey’s injury niggles are worrying for Rangers, given the history that he has in that regard. He reportedly suffered a minor knock a couple of weeks ago, but it seems as if he has still not been able to fully recover from that particular setback.
Gers supporters will surely be hoping that the 31-year-old’s physios can do the work needed to boost his fitness, so that Giovanni van Bronckhorst can use him more regularly from now until the end of the season.
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