Rangers supporters have been drowning their sorrows in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their team’s slim Scottish Premiership title chances all but vanish after losing the Old Firm derby 3-2 on Sunday.
Graeme Murty’s men went into their clash with leaders and defending champions Celtic off the back of a four-match winning run in the league, a streak which moved them to within six points of the Bhoys ahead of Sunday’s clash. And the Gers bagged twice in the first half through Josh Windass and Daniel Candeias to twice take the lead, only for goals from Tom Rogic and Moussa Dembele to level proceedings, before Odsonne Edouard bagged the winner in the second half to clinch all three points for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
As such, there have been many downbeat and despondent Light Blues fans in the Tavern in the last few days, yet their mood is likely to be improved by a recent report from The Daily Record, which suggests that duo Graham Dorrans and Lee Wallace are to set to feature for the club’s development team today following injuries.
Former Norwich City midfielder Dorrans hasn’t featured for the Scottish giants at all under Murty due to an ankle problem, this all after making a fast start to life at Ibrox with five goals and three assists in his opening 13 appearances after his summer move from Carrow Road.
And left back Wallace has endured a similarly frustrating time out on the sidelines as well with a groin problem – he hasn’t played for the first team since September – yet reports suggest that both men will feature for the Under-23s against Brentford this afternoon as they seek to step up their recovery.
And with much to play for between now and the end of the season, this hugely welcome news is sure to come as a big boost to manager Murty and indeed the club’s supporters.
Landlord’s verdict: Both Graham Dorrans and Lee Wallace have spent the last few months out of the Rangers side due to injury, with both undergoing surgery to solve respective ankle and groin problems.
Yet reports recently have detailed a potentially big boost to manager Graeme Murty and the club’s supporters, as the duo are reportedly set to step up their recovery by featuring for the club’s development squad against Brentford at Auchenhowie this afternoon.
And with eight league games left and a possible two Scottish Cup clashes, this hugely welcome update is sure to come as good news to Murty, as both men could well be fit to play a key part in the Gers’ run in should they come through today’s match unscathed.
Rangers fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!