In a significant boost for Rangers, Dundee have confirmed that they will be without Charlie Adam for the Premiership clash between the two sides on Saturday afternoon.
Adam, who started his career at Rangers, made a big return to Scottish football in September last year after over a decade in England.
He had an outstanding first campaign at his boyhood club, scoring eight goals and notching 13 assists across all competitions.
His contributions would be a key factor in Dundee’s promotion back to the top flight and he clinched the Championship Player of the Year award.
The Dee skipper started this season similarly well, scoring once and mustering three assists in his opening eight outings.
However, he hasn’t played since going off with a groin injury in a defeat to Motherwell in late August.
Dundee haven’t scored since their influential captain was sidelined and on Saturday morning, they confirmed in a preview piece that Adam wouldn’t be returning against his old club [Dundeefc.co.uk].
Danny Mullen is also injured, but another former Ger, Jason Cummings, and defender Ryan Sweeney, could both feature after returning to training this week following illness and injury respectively.
Rangers boost as Dundee star ruled out
Rangers should fancy their chances of picking up all three points at Dens Park against James McPake’s bottom-of-the-table side and the absence of Adam makes the task a little more straightforward.
The former Ger makes the Dark Blues tick and despite now being 35, has the ability to split a defence with one pass and score from range.
Yet, Rangers aren’t without their own injury woes heading into the game, with Filip Helander, Ryan Jack and Ryan Kent all missing.
The player with the best physical stats on FIFA 22 should be in the travelling squad, though.