As quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times, Steven Gerrard has ruled Rangers midfielder Andy King out of tonight’s clash against Porto, due to injury.
The 30-year-old is currently on loan from Leicester City and has had a decorated career.
Not only does he have 50 international caps for Wales, but he has League One, Championship and Premier League winners medals to his name from his time with the Foxes.
Although King has only featured five times since joining the Gers back in August [Soccerbase], he made the squad for the first two Europa League fixtures, coming on as a substitute against Feyenoord.
He will miss the tough away test in Portugal, but the problem isn’t expected to sideline him for too long.
“Andy King’s got an injury at the moment but it’s not too bad,” said Gerrard, as quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times. “All being well, he’ll have a chance of being available for the weekend.”
“Him and Jordan Jones are the only injuries at the moment. Everyone else was available and we’ve brought 20 here, so we’re in good shape.”
It’s a blow for King, who is still waiting for a chance to really make his mark at the club.
Ryan Jack is likely to return to the Rangers midfield at the Dragao, after missing the last four games for club and country with a calf injury.
His return will likely squeeze out either Joe Aribo or Glen Kamara, with Steven Davis set to remain in the side.