Rangers fans have been sending their best to midfielder Nnamdi Ofoborh after life at Ibrox got off to a painful start following the discovery of a heart issue.

Nnamdi, 21, joined Rangers in the summer and there are high hopes for the ex-Bournemouth midfielder ahead of his time in Glasgow.

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Nnamdi Ofoborh’s Ibrox career has been hindered by a heart issue. (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

But Ofoborh has been stopped in his tracks after an issue was flagged up by Gers chiefs in an ECG following his arrival at the club’s training centre.

It’ll come as a big blow for Nnamdi and whilst Gers fans and the club’s management might be sounding out support, this will be a difficult period for the midfielder.

“I don’t think you’ll see him in the short term,” said Rangers boss Gerrard. “Unfortunately something has flagged up with his ECG, which is the heart test.”

But as far as going through this process – albeit aknowledging at this stage the severity of the problem remains unclear – Ofoborh can take solace in a shared experience with key first-teamer Connor Goldson.

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Rangers stalwart Goldson, 28, bounced back from a career threatening heart issue in 2017 which required surgery to go on and play for Brighton again in the Premier League.

Not only that, but Connor has been one of the foundations of Rangers’ success and played every single minute of the club’s legendary campaign last season.

Not bad for someone who may well have thought he might never kick a professional ball again when first diagnosed.

Whilst we’re sure Connor will proudly lend a helping hand, ear and shoulder for Ofoborh during the player’s recovery, it’s in Goldson’s success that Nnamdi can take huge inspiration.

If the big defender can go through similar – whilst three years Ofoborh’s senior at 24 – then Nnamdi will know that he can overcome his problems and shine at Ibrox.

Whilst the support network at the club and within the squad will be strong, Rangers fans have also put an arm around the midfielder as messages flood in on social media:

 

Ex-Bournemouth midfielder Ofoborh signed a four-year pre-contract deal in January before being sent on loan to Wycombe Wanderers, for whom he helped to Championship promotion in 19/20.

Speaking of Connor Goldson, one leading report has claimed that the Gers are comfortable taking their time over a new deal for the centre-back, who is out of contract next year.

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