Eros Grezda’s frustrating start to 2019 has just took a turn for the better, in the form of an international call up.
The 23-year-old winger secured his big Ibrox move last summer, joining the club on a four-year contract.
Therefore, the winter break seemed to have come at a good time for him.
It offered an opportunity to regroup before coming back for a mini pre-season, fresh and ready to go.
Yet, disaster struck during the squad’s training camp in Tenerife.
He sustained a foot injury that left him reliant on crutches and wearing a protective boot.
Grezda on crutches in Tenerife. pic.twitter.com/gODWujqqXB
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That injury has seen him miss all of Rangers’ fixtures so far this year. However, Steven Gerrard confirmed on Friday that he has now resumed full training.
His return to fitness may come too late for involvement against Killie at the weekend.
Yet, he looks set to get an opportunity to get back into competitive action next week.
It’s a major boost for Grezda and should ensure he has some football under his belt before the trip to Celtic Park on 31st March.
So far in his international career, he has nine caps and one goal, which came in a friendly against Turkey back in 2017.
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