Rangers have been boosted by the news that Ryan Jack has been included in the club’s Europa League squad as the group stages of the tournament prepare to get underway.
Jacko, 29, hasn’t been seen since the 4-1 win over Dundee United in February earlier this year and the Ibrox midfielder’s involvement last season was hampered with a troublesome calf injury.
But after undergoing surgery in the summer, manager Steven Gerrard has previously talked up hopes of the player returning like a “new signing” this season.
Rangers fans are yet to see the player involved this campaign as he continues his fightback from the injury.
Gerrard has also previously admitted that the coaching staff might’ve been a touch too keen when it come to reintegrating the player with the first-team squad.
However, Jack’s inclusion in the Europa League squad – available to view HERE – is a welcome boost to supporters who’re eager to see the midfielder return to action.
Jack has been a hugely influential player ever since Steven Gerrard came into the club and his continuing absence is highly telling regarding the strength and depth in the squad.
Rangers have generally coped without their number 8 but his influence, bite and quality were considered a big miss in Champions League qualification.
If Jack can get back fit and into the side for these Europa League group stage games it will be a welcome boost for Rangers as they hope to make the knockout stages once again.
Who knows, if Jack is back firing on all cylinders by then perhaps the industrious midfielder can even help inspire a run deep into the latter stages of the revamped tournament.
Jack’s inclusion ahead of the Euro campaign is a boost and should the player get fit, his teammates at international level may just have offered him a chance of World Cup redemption.