A Rangers star’s availability for Sunday’s Premiership fixture against Ross County is unclear following a vague update from Gary McAllister.
Ryan Jack has been out injured since February but recently returned to full training.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) October 22, 2021
The 29-year-old is a key player for club and country and Rangers fans have been waiting for him to strut his stuff again at Ibrox for many months.
On Wednesday, ahead of the Gers’ trip to Denmark to face Brondby in the Europa League, Steven Gerrard said that Jack had an ‘outside chance’ of featuring against the Staggies at the weekend [RangersTV].
Then, on Friday, Gers no.2 McAllister was asked to provide a general injury update and he stated that a “full squad” was available for the Premiership clash.
That can’t be 100% accurate as Filip Helander is still some way off returning from a knee injury that required surgery in September.
McAllister did go on to mention Jack specifically, but it’s unclear if he was suggesting that the game would come just too soon for the midfielder or hinting that he had a chance of making the squad.
“Jacko’s getting closer and closer, so that’s another boost for the squad as well, so we look forward to getting back to Ibrox,” he said [RangersTV].
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) November 5, 2021
It looks like fans are set for a waiting game to find out whether the Rangers no.8’s long-awaited comeback will take place this weekend or after the international break.
The Gers will be pushing hard for a win after three draws from their last four home league matches, but there’ll still be a temptation to err on the side of caution with Jack and to potentially allow him to train for a couple more weeks before throwing him into Premiership action.