Bongani Zungu is set to join up with the Rangers squad for the first time ahead of the Europa League fixture against Lech Poznan on Thursday night, according to Gary McAllister, as quoted by the Glasgow Times.
Zungu joined the Gers on an initial season-long loan deal from French Ligue 2 club Amiens on deadline day, but despite arriving in Glasgow some time ago, he’s been unavailable for selection due to quarantine regulations.
The 28-year-old midfielder has been training hard at home, though, and is expected to join the group in the coming days.
“Zungu is still in quarantine but I think he becomes available to train with us just prior to Poznan,” said Gers assistant manager, McAllister, as quoted by the Glasgow Times.
“So that’s very encouraging. It adds to our strength in the middle of the park.”
McAllister says Bongani Zungu set to join Rangers squad before Lech Poznan clash – Verdict
Plenty of Bears were excited by the late capture of Zungu and will be keen to see him in action.
Glen Kamara, Steven Davis, Scott Arfield and Ryan Jack are all currently in fine form, while the recent return of Joe Aribo from injury ensures that Steven Gerrard already has plenty of options in midfield.
However, McAllister is clearly confident that the South Africa international is going to bring even more quality to the ranks.
Zungu only made two league appearances for Amiens before his transfer and given that he hasn’t been able to get out onto a training pitch since his arrival in the UK, it’s unlikely he’ll be thrown in at the deep end straight away.
Yet, he has been included in the Gers squad for the Europa League group stages and with fixtures coming thick and fast before the November international break, there’s every chance he will make his Light Blues debut soon.