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Injury blow for Rangers emerges at unwelcome time

Rangers fans here in the Tavern are still yet to get over the disappointment of last weekend’s Old Firm loss, as they’ll now look to bounce back in tomorrow’s Scottish Premier League fixture.

The Gers had an outside chance of securing the Scottish Premiership title in the current campaign, but a 3-2 defeat in last weekend’s Old Firm derby saw many of our local residents’ hopes and dreams shattered. Indeed, this wasn’t the only negative to take away from the clash, as David Bates was stretchered off in the first half. And, it doesn’t look as if the youngster will return before the end of the season, as according to Graeme Murty’s pre-match press conference (via Rangers’ official Twitter account), David Bates is likely to be out for a minimum of six weeks.

The 21-year-old damaged the ligaments in his ankle during Rangers’ loss to Celtic last weekend, which saw him leave the field of play after just 15 minutes of action.

Indeed, it’s a huge blow for Rangers at a time where the youngster was beginning to establish himself as a regular in the starting XI, after producing some very accomplished performances for the Bluenoses. And, with anything less than a European spot being seen as a disaster by our locals, there’s added pressure on Graeme Murty to make the right decisions.

Landlord’s Verdict: 

This is the last thing that Rangers will have wanted as they head into the closing stages of the campaign, as injuries continue to cause problems for Graeme Murty. Indeed, many of our local residents now believe that their side will struggle to avoid defeat at the weekend, with Kilmarnock being one of the form teams in the Scottish Premier League.

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