Glen Kamara is a doubt for Rangers’ Europa League clash with Brondby as Steven Gerrard also provides an update on Ryan Jack and Ryan Kent.
The most glaring comment concerns Finnish international midfielder Kamara – a mainstay in the European XI when available – who has been labelled 50/50 for the match.
This – according to Gerrard – was after the midfielder received a kick on the ankle.
“One injury doubt in Glen Kamara. He is 50/50 as it stands,” said Gerrard [Rangers].
“Glen Kamara has had a whack on his ankle. He’s actually had two kicks on the same ankle so there’s a little bit of swelling in there but it’s improved overnight.
“We’ll wait as long as we need to in terms of Glen because he’s so important.”
Ryan Jack – who is yet to kick a ball for the side this season – is also nearing competitive action and whilst Brondby will come too soon for the midfielder, Jacko has an “outside chance” of making the weekend’s game.
But Ibrox gaffer Gerrard also suggested Rangers may arrange a bounce friendly during the international break to get the midfielder more minutes.
“Ryan Jack is training away and has an outside chance of being involved at the weekend depending on how this game goes,” said Gerrard.
“The international break will be super important for Ryan for him to get up to speed and maybe trying to get a game behind closed doors for him to get some minutes.”
The third and final player Gerrard mentioned in his update is £7m man Ryan Kent, the threatening winger still out from the 2-0 opening night Europa League defeat to Lyon in mid-September.
Kent will be on the plane to Copenhagen, and this comes as a major boost to a Rangers side on the upswing when it comes to their form and performances.
Ryan Kent to return for Rangers v Brondby?
The Ibrox manager also suggested the player was in his thinking when it comes to selection.
“Ryan Kent trained fully with the group yesterday, and came through and looked pretty good, so he will travel with us and obviously we’ll decide in terms of selection in due course,” said Gerrard.
Should Kent make the squad, then Rangers will have a wealth of options in the final third of the pitch to choose from.
These include the likes of Alfredo Morelos, Kemar Roofe, Ianis Hagi and the man of the moment, Fashion Sakala.
Rangers can take a step closer to qualification with three points in Denmark and fans will be optimistic the club can get a result against Brondby.
But whilst Rangers might be excited about the return of Kent, the Danish club have been boosted by the inclusion of one of their own key players.