Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst could face a major selection problem as Ianis Hagi limped off injured against Stirling Albion in the 4-0 Scottish Cup victory on Friday evening.
Hagi was one of three players to keep his place following the midweek draw against Aberdeen, where he opened the scoring, against the Binos, but he didn’t last long.
A challenge from Stirling defender Jordan McGregor resulted in the Romanian suffering a knock to his knee and he was replaced by debutant Alex Lowry.
Ianis Hagi could miss vital ties, although the severity of the injury isn’t known
Hopefully, the injury isn’t severe and he will be available soon, in comments cited by Football Scotland, Gio gave an update on Hagi.
“He’s okay, he had a problem so we have to wait to see tomorrow what he actually has but so far I can’t say anything about the injury.” The Dutchman said to Premier Sports straight after the tie.
The Ibrox faithful face an anxious wait to hear if the player will be available against Livingston on Wednesday night, if not the boss could face a selection headache.
With Joe Aribo away to AFCON, Arfield out injured, and players such as John Lundstram and Juninho Bacuna struggling to impress, there could be a big creative gap to fill if Hagi is ruled out.
Although Alex lowry did have a fantastic game as Hagi’s replacement and even though it may be premature, if you are good enough, you are old enough?
It might not come to that though, as I’m sure van Bronckhorst has a contingency plan when it comes to having key players out injured.
Hopefully, Rangers can get back to winning ways in the league on Wednesday evening.