On Friday afternoon, Steven Gerrard provided an injury update, as captured by RangersTV.

Thankfully, there were no serious issues sustained during the Europa League draw with Porto.

However, there were status updates on several players, whose situations could combine to open the door for summer arrival, Andy King, to make his first Rangers start.

King has spent a lot of time on the bench since joining the Gers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Firstly, the Wales international is back fit. An injury had briefly sidelined him earlier in the week ensuring he didn’t travel to Porto, but Stevie G asserted he is now back to full training.

He’s been fit for the vast majority of his time in Glasgow but has only made five substitute appearances so far [Soccerbase].

That’s been mainly due to the excellence of the other midfielders, but it’s suggested that two of King’s direct competitors could miss this one.

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Could King finally start for Rangers vs Motherwell?

Glen Kamara was sent home from training due to illness and is therefore doubtful. “We’ll assess him tomorrow and fingers crossed he’ll be available for the weekend,” said Gerrard, as captured by RangersTV.

Kamara played 90 minutes in Portugal but was feeling unwell on Friday. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

Ryan Jack’s participation is also in doubt. The Gers boss said the 83 minutes the Scotland international played in Portugal was more than expected and that he’d have to “really think hard” about whether or not to deploy him against Motherwell.


You would think that if Kamara misses out, Joe Aribo will definitely come into the side. That’s a change that may have been made in any case.

Aribo is a quality operator who may have been brought in regardless. (Photo by PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images)

Should Jack not be risked, though, surely fit-again King will be handed an opportunity.

Bears haven’t seen much of him yet, but he’s a vastly experienced and decorated footballer, who is definitely capable of doing a job.

It would be great to see the £2.25m-rated star [Transfermarkt] come in and strut his stuff at Ibrox, as the Gers go in search of goals and three points.

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