Rangers could receive double injury boost for Hibernian clash
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Rangers could receive double injury boost for Hibernian clash

Steven Gerrard has suggested that there’s a chance two Rangers players could recover from injury in time to face Hibernian on Sunday [Rangers FC Twitter].

The Gers have struggled to build momentum so far this season with injuries, suspensions and Covid-related absences all combining to create an unsettled feel.

A lot of Steven Gerrard’s early-season chopping and changing has been enforced. (Photo by ANDREAS HILLERGREN/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images)

Performances on the pitch haven’t been convincing and any momentum gained from consecutive wins over Livingston and Dundee was lost during the course of a 1-0 Europa League defeat to Sparta Prague on Thursday night.

Filip Helander, Ryan Jack and Ryan Kent were amongst the first team players to miss the game and they will all be out for a while yet.

However, the manager has suggested that both Connor Goldson and Juninho Bacuna, who was forced off during the first half in the Czech Republic, could face Hibs.

“Hopefully Connor (Goldson) will get through training tomorrow and make the squad for Sunday,” he said [Rangers FC Twitter].

“With Bacuna we hope we have addressed the situation before it is too severe. He will have some work in the next 48 hours and has a small chance to be involved on Sunday.”

Both Goldson and Bacuna could face Hibernian in what would be a double Rangers injury boost. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

If vice-captain Goldson is available that would be a major boost given how all over the place Rangers were defensively in Prague, although Jack Simpson comes back into contention for domestic fixtures so there’s little chance of seeing Calvin Bassey deployed at centre-back again regardless.

Meanwhile, Bacuna has shown some glimpses of quality early in his Ibrox career and would almost certainly make the matchday squad if fit.

In other news, many Rangers fans have expressed their disbelief at a claim made by Steven Gerrard after the defeat to Sparta.