On Sunday evening, it emerged that Ryan Jack had been released from the Scotland training camp due to injury.
The extent of the problem is not yet known. Steve Clarke only confirmed that there is swelling present on the midfielder’s knee [Scottish Sun].
Given that Rangers’ next fixture is in just five days time, at this stage he must be listed as doubtful.
If he sits out of Saturday’s clash against Livi, naturally, that will afford an opportunity to someone else to feature in the midfield trio.
One who could benefit is Andy King.
Leicester City loanee could make Ibrox debut
You wouldn’t say King and Jack are usually candidates for a straight swap. Jack is more of a midfield anchor, while King likes to link up and get forward.
Yet, against a Livi side who are far inferior on paper, you’ve got to think Rangers will be going for goals at the weekend, bringing King into contention.
The 30-year-old hasn’t been a regular at Leicester City for some time, but he’s still valued at £2.25m by Transfermarkt and he holds the impressive accolade of being the only player in the modern era to earn League One, Championship and Premier League winners medals with the same club.
You don’t rack up 50 international caps for Wales without having something about you, either.
His opportunities have been limited so far, with just the two appearances to his name. He got half an hour under his belt at East Fife in the League Cup, before a cameo in the 1-0 league victory over St Mirren.
However, having spent the bulk of a month with the club now, he should be up to speed and primed for his Ibrox debut.
It was always likely to take an injury or a suspension to provide him with the chance to impress. Such a situation has now arrived and if he’s given the nod on Saturday, he’ll be looking to make his mark in front of 50,000 expectant supporters.