Frank McAvennie has been left worried by some Glasgow Rangers injury news that has emerged on Ryan Jack.
The Lowdown: Jack update
Speaking ahead of his team’s game away at Dundee in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday afternoon, Steven Gerrard has now revealed that Jack is due back on the training pitch ‘any day now’, but may have to wait another ‘couple of weeks’ before he can be integrated back into the group.
Should Rangers start Jack?
The central midfielder has not played for the Ibrox faithful since February, and will no doubt be desperate to get back onto the pitch as soon as possible.
The Latest: McAvennie on Jack
Speaking to Football Insider, McAvennie, who is now a pundit after playing as a striker for the likes of Celtic and West Ham United, still thinks that it is a ‘big concern’ that Jack is not available at the moment:
“It’s a big concern.
“It’s a big concern for Scotland as well. I genuinely think on his day he is the best player at Ibrox.
“Luckily, Rangers have plenty of options in midfield and they aren’t missing him too much.
“But he’s a quality player so you will always miss him at some level.
“Hopefully the return isn’t that far away because on his day he can really be a leader for that side.”
The Verdict: Patience needed
After a player comes back from a long-term injury, there is always patience needed to ensure that he comes back in the right shape and frame of mind.
There is no doubt that Jack is still a key man for the Light Blues, playing in 19 of their matches in the Scottish Premiership on their way to the title last season, scoring two goals and making one assist (Transfermarkt).
Nonetheless, with some Gers not happy with Joe Aribo’s performance in the Scottish League Cup on Wednesday night, it may be time for the Gers to bring in some fresh legs in midfield.
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