Bongani Zungu is a doubt for Rangers’ fixture against Aberdeen on Sunday, with Steven Gerrard confirming that the midfielder picked up a knock on international duty [RangersTV].
Zungu signed for the Gers on deadline day and after a long wait, made his debut in the 8-0 win over Hamilton a fortnight ago.
The 28-year-old impressed with his confidence on the ball and he got more minutes under his belt in a double-header for South Africa either side of the weekend.
However, it seems he picked up a problem during the Bafana Bafana’s second win over São Tomé, which could see him miss out against the Dons.
“We’re still assessing some individuals – obviously, it’s some players’ first day back today and I haven’t had a chance to see those players yet,” said Gerrard on Friday [RangersTV]. “We’re still waiting on a couple this afternoon, as well.”
“What we’ve heard on the telephone is that the majority are fine. Zungu has got a bit of a knock that we’re assessing in his knee. Besides that, everyone else is in relatively good shape.”
It’s disappointing news for supporters that Zungu is carrying a knock, especially given the impact he made as a substitute against Accies.
However, Gerrard will be relatively happy that only one of Rangers’ many international players appears to have picked up a problem during their time away from the club.
The Gers boss will have a fresh Scott Arfield to call upon in midfield on Sunday, while it seems that key men, Glen Kamara and Ryan Jack, will be fit following their outings for Finland and Scotland respectively.