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Rangers team news: Gerrard without key duo for Spartak Moscow test

Rangers team news: Gerrard without key duo for Spartak Moscow test

Rangers will be preparing for their match against Spartak Moscow on Thursday as they look to put one foot into the next round of the Europa League.

The Light Blues currently top their group at the moment and are currently unbeaten and will be facing a side that have been extremely poor recently.

The Russian outfit have been disappointing in the competition, with their domestic football having not fared much better, and Steven Gerrard will want to see his side take advantage of the situation.

However, the manager has revealed that he has been dealt a huge blow to their chances as two key men have been ruled out of the trip.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, via the club’s official Twitter account, Gerrard stated that Ryan Kent and Kyle Lafferty are both unavailable.

The on-loan Liverpool winger picked up a hamstring injury in the game against St Mirren at the weekend, whilst the forward is on the sidelines with a muscle injury.

Borna Barisic still remains out of contention as he continues to step up his recovery.

The Verdict:

The duo’s absence will have been a huge blow to Rangers and Gerrard as they prepare for the game against Spartak Moscow.

Kent has been an influential member of the Light Blues this season since joining from Liverpool and has been in good form.

Lafferty will equally be missed as he has already netted five times in his 10 appearances for the club since rejoining them in the summer from Heart of Midlothian.

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