Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister has provided an injury update ahead of Sunday’s trip to Motherwell, as captured by RangersTV.

The Gers have to dust themselves off after a tense but ultimately rewarding European clash against Young Boys, to make sure they are in the right state of mind to return to Premiership action this weekend.

The Gers earned a 1-1 draw against the Swiss champions to progress to the knockout stages. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

That cause could be helped by the return of multiple first-team players.

Filip Helander has been ruled out, but Gerrard’s right-hand man suggested that three absentees from the Europa League clash are in the reckoning.

“He’s [Helander] still out as we speak, but the length, we’re a wee bit unsure about, we’re still waiting on some results coming back,” said McAllister, as captured by RangersTV.

“Everybody came through last night fine,” he continued when asked if there were any new concerns.

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It was the following answers to consecutive questions on the availability of Steven Davis, Jordan Jones and George Edmundson, though, which were the most exciting.

 

“He’s [Davis] is still a doubt, we’ve just got to be very careful with Steven. He’s [Jones] very very close. He’s training really well and looking sharp. He’s [Edmundson] had a bit of a tummy upset and a wee bit of fluey, coldy virus, but he’s looking much better this morning as well.”

Jordan Jones could finally be about to return to action. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Verdict

Clearly, the management team want to be cautious about Steven Davis’ calf problem, considering how important he is to the squad.

Yet, McAllister hasn’t ruled him out of the trip to Fir Park, and there’s an outside chance he could return to the bench for this one.

As for Jordan Jones, it seems his return is imminent. Having not featured since September, he won’t come straight into the starting XI, but he’s been back in full training for three weeks now and after these comments, we could see him amongst the substitutes on Sunday.

Finally, Edmundson will definitely slot back into the squad if his condition continues to improve. With he and Helander both absent from the squad against Young Boys, the Gers had no centre-back cover on the bench.

The Goldson-Katic partnership is likely to continue this weekend, but having Edmundson availabile would afford Gerrard a safety net.

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