Rangers pre-season absence explained as fan favourite readies return

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Rangers pre-season absence explained as fan favourite readies return

Ahead of this season much of the talk from Rangers fans surrounded the potential of Alex Lowry breaking further into the Ibrox first team.

This comes after the Gers kid, 19, broke into the first team last season and impressed, with his elegant, graceful style and eye for goal catching the eye of fans.

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Rangers were also said to have pulled off a major coup by signing Alex Lowry down on a new three-year deal amid reported interest from Newcastle United and Man City.

But as pre-season kicked off Rangers fans found themselves trying to explain a mystery absence that has kept Alex Lowry out of the team until he rocked up with the B Team in their 3-0 win against Spartans over the weekend.

Rangers talent Alex Lowry trains with B Team after calf injury

This has since been explained by the likes of Athletic writer Jordan Campbell, who insists that far from be a demotion for the kid a calf injury means Lowry is rebuilding his fitness with the second string.

Heart & Hand then clarified the situation on their Daily Update for Thursday 4th August.

“Alex Lowry has returned to training after his calf injury,” said host David Edgar.

“He played for the B Team against Spartans at the weekend and he’s training with the B Team to catch because his fitness is a bit behind the first-team squad as you can imagine.

“I know a lot of us are excited about Alex Lowry’s potential and I know a lot of us where slightly concerned that he didn’t feature much in pre-season but that was why, he had a calf injury.

“I wouldn’t expect him shot right back into the first team at the moment, they’ll build him up, but good to know he’s back and starting to build up towards that first team return.”

Alex Lowry made seven appearances for Rangers last season, scoring two goals and laying on two assists.

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