The former Derby County captain signed on at Rangers in the summer and was amongst the most impressive of the new recruits amid serious criticisms of the club’s transfer business.
But the 28-year-old Welsh international hasn’t been seen since the 4-0 win over Ross County in August, a match which Tom Lawrence actually scored in.
This was the ex-Man United youth’s third strike in nine games for Rangers and the attacking midfielder was emerging as a key player for the club in the early part of the season.
But an injury to Tom Lawrence has hampered both Rangers’ campaign and the player’s development as Tom Lawrence stands out amongst a raft of high-profile knocks.
Tom Lawrence leads extensive Rangers injury list
Lawrence joins Rangers stars Connor Goldson, John Souttar, Filip Helander, Ridvan Yilmaz, Ianis Hagi, Kemar Roofe, Fashion Sakala and Antonio Colak on an extensive injury list.
According to the Athletic, the player is expected back in the new year but it’s not clear exactly when which means Rangers will be without the playmaker when football returns after the World Cup.
For Tom Lawrence, this is clearly a source of great frustration and the midfielder said as much as he took to Twitter to lament the last few months.
“Tough couple of months with injuries, the hard work continues to get back under the lights”, tweeted Lawrence.
Rangers star Tom Lawrence spent five years at Derby County prior to joining Rangers, eventually captaining the club and making 185 appearances, scoring 37 goals.
Gers fans will be hoping to see the midfielder back in action for the club before long as Rangers look to haul back a nine point deficit in the Scottish Premiership.
Meanwhile, a former England captain has been installed as the early favourite to replace Giovanni van Bronckhorst.