Rangers have been handed a potentially devastating Tom Lawrence injury blow as the sight of Ianis Hagi and John Souttar in Ibrox training is welcomed.

The Gers have seen their season decimated by injury with several top first-team stars missing large chunks of the season and Tom Lawrence’s first season at Ibrox interrupted.

The 28-year-old Welsh international attacking midfielder joined from Derby County in the summer and quickly set about becoming an influential member of the Rangers starting XI.

Injured during August’s 4-0 win over Ross County, Lawrence has now suffered a setback in his return from the problem and whilst Michael Beale was coy on the scale of the issue, the fact Tom is off to see an injury specialist has plenty of Rangers fans nervous.

However, at the same time the Rangers boss was clear that as things stand no one knows how long Tom Lawrence will be ruled out for.

“Tom was away seeing a specialist again yesterday, just to get some idea of what comes next,” said Beale [Rangers].

“He has had a little bit of discomfort” I know we said towards the end of this month (he would be back) but that might be in jeopardy. It is not definitely in jeopardy.

“There is no good or bad news, we just need to get an update.”

Tom Lawrence injury blow as Rangers welcome back duo

Whilst there is some fears surrounding the Tom Lawrence injury there is better news surrounding Ianis Hagi and John Souttar at Rangers.

Ianis Hagi has been out for a year with a cruciate ligament problem whilst John Souttar hasn’t been seen since the opening day against Livingston.

Both are international quality players and will boost the competitiveness of training as they returned to contact practice alongside their teammates.

Rangers even uploaded a snap of the pair being put through their paces at Auchenhowie.

“By the end of the month, hopefully, we will see Hagi and Souttar return to the team – both are now in contact training,” said Beale.

Rangers fans will be hoping any Tom Lawrence injury setback is minor and that both Ianis Hagi and John Souttar come back into the side in the weeks and months ahead.

Meanwhile, one of the Ibrox club’s transfer rivals have been handed a £35m Premier League boost.

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