Injury boost - Training video reveals key man should be available after winter break
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Injury Update: Rangers' Gareth McAuley fit again and training

Since the window opened, all eyes have been on transfer dealings at Ibrox.
There’s been plenty to keep up with too, as the club secured two high profile loanees and two pre-contract agreements in a matter of days.
For the rest of the squad, after a well earned week off, it’s back to business as usual.
Albeit, in Tenerife, rather than Milngavie.

All except Alfredo Morelos were present for the first session. (Photo by Josef Bollwein/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

The video from yesterday’s training session focused mainly on Steven Davis, on his first day back with the Gers.

However, an injury boost could be deciphered from the footage of the evening practice match.
Gareth McAuley, who has missed the last three matches, was taking full part in the game.

McAuley’s Rangers progress has been halted by injury. (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He can be seen partnering Joe Worrall in defence and moving freely.
It appears that the break came at a good time for the Northern Ireland international. Certainly, it’ll be a big plus for Steven Gerrard to have the him available again.
However, after
Worrall’s outstanding display in last month’s Old Firm, he may have to fight for his spot.

The Forest loanee was superb against Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Connor Goldson is the rock around which Rangers have built a strong defensive record this season, so there’s only really one berth up for grabs.
Competition for places is healthy, though.

With all four first team centre-back options now fit, Gerrard has some tough decisions to make in the coming weeks.


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