Tight-lipped Rangers boss giving little away as media ask squad question
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Tight-lipped Rangers boss giving little away as media ask squad question

Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst might’ve managed to eke out a 2-1 victory over bottom of the table Dundee United, but the pressure remains on the Dutchman at Ibrox.

The Gers have had an overwhelmingly disappointing September and heading into the international break have shipped 12 goals and scored one in their last four games.

Antonio Colak was the hero against the Arabs but Rangers’ uninspiring, turgid displays are doing little to motivate supporters who’re growing increasingly nervous about this season’s prospects.

One of the biggest issues encountered by Rangers since van Bronckhorst came in through the door has been injuries to several key players.

The Ibrox side have regularly had north of five key first team players out ever since the Ibrox manager took the reins and it hasn’t helped van Bronckhorst build a settled or consistent squad.

Rangers manager delivers post Dundee United squad update

However, the Rangers manager and the club’s hierarchy have been frustratingly coy on the situation surrounding several first-teamers despite repeated questioning.

The Rangers manager would deliver a fresh squad update after the win over Dundee United and whilst the news is bad for John Souttar and Filip Helander in particular, things are looking brighter for the likes of Tom Lawrence.

The club is currently without the Welsh international summer signing alongside Souttar, Helander, Ianis Hagi and Kemar Roofe. Nmandi Ofoborh also remains a long-term absentee.

“Hopefully we will have Tom after the break. Tom has a good chance to be available again,” said van Bronckhorst.

“For us it is good that there is the break now so Tom has two weeks extra to recover. It is going to be close for Hearts, but somewhere in that period we should have him back.

“John and Fil will take longer. They won’t be back after the break. Souttar and Helander will not be in the coming weeks. “Kemar Roofe? We will have to see if he is one of the players who can come back really quick or if he maybe takes a longer time.”

Meanwhile, a former Ibrox star could be set for a surprise ticket to the World Cup in Qatar.