Rangers fans here in the Tavern are hoping to see an end to all the injury troubles in Glasgow, as the Gers continue on without some of their most iconic figures.
Indeed, the Bluenoses didn’t let the injury crisis at Ibrox hamper their progress in the Scottish Premier League, after inflicting a 5-3 defeat on a struggling Hamilton Academical side. And, since Sunday’s game there’s been a mixed bag of developments on the injury front for Graeme Murty, as according to reliable Rangers supporters blog Four Lads Had a Dream, Bruno Alves, Lee Wallace and Graham Dorrans have all made great strides in recovery, but Jordan Rossiter and Ross McCrorie haven’t been as fortunate.
Two of Rangers’ most experienced defensive outlets in Bruno Alves and Lee Wallace are the nearest to returning to action, with both men now in contention for the first-team. Although, captain Lee Wallace may be eased into the swing of things at a slightly reduced pace, after spending the past 5 months out on the sidelines with a groin injury.
And, former Norwich City midfielder Graham Dorrans is making great strides towards a return to first-team action in March, after he stepped up his rehabilitation program this week by joining in on light training.
Dorrans’ return will be a huge boost for Graeme Murty, such is the former West Brom man’s quality at this level.
Although, it’s not such good news for Jordan Rossiter after receiving a nasty knock while playing for the Under-20 side. Indeed, it’s a setback that is set to rule the former Liverpool prodigy out for a month, as a return before the end of the season could be pushing for time.
Similarly, there was devastating news for Ross McCrorie after failing to be cleared by club doctors, meaning that he’s set to miss the next 3-4 weeks minimum, with his foot injury showing no signs of improvement. And, Rangers may even have to resort to surgery on the youngster, should the treatment provided have no effect on the current state of his injury.
Some positive news for Rangers in terms of welcoming back a few of the club’s veterans at an important time in the season, with a European spot still the main aim for Graeme Murty. Although, the news surrounding the current status of two of the Gers’ youngsters is worrying our local residents, as injuries continue to hamper their progress.
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