Rangers have been handed a boost by the return of Scotland international midfielder Ryan Jack to the side ahead of the trip of Ross County to Ibrox.
Gers boss Steven Gerrard revealed that the midfielder would be returning to the squad for the visit of the Staggies in what he described as an “immense boost”.
Jacko’s imminent return was also praised by midfielder Joe Aribo as Gers boss Gerrard also positive about the injury situation with Kemar Roofe, Scott Arfield and long-term absentee Niko Katic.
“Katic is progressing well,” said Gerrard [Rangers].
“Arfield also progressing well and hopefully on track for a return early Feb to the group.
“Ryan Jack is back in the squad for tomorrow. Kemar Roofe we will make a decision on today as he returns to training.
“We’ve missed Jack for sure, he is a big player and character so to have him back and fighting for a starting slot is an immense boost for everyone connected with the club.
“He can help us moving forward massively.”
Ryan Jack, 28, is an important figure in the Rangers side and the fact that both Gerrard and Joe Aribo were so complimentary of the player shows how influential he is at Ibrox.
Jacko is also a popular figure amongst the Rangers support with plenty of fans buzzing about the imminent return of the industrious midfielder.
The Gers support took to Twitter to express their happiness as Jack prepares to potentially make his first appearance since the 22nd of November:
Ryan Jack being back in the squad is massive for the next run of games
— Kevin Edward Grant Wakeham (@KEGW1995) January 22, 2021
Ryan Jack back in the squad for tomorrow.. 😍🥳 pic.twitter.com/LV2XVkTboh
— Elaine (@ecm_242) January 22, 2021
Hopefully we see Ryan Jack return this weekend, he’s been badly missed lately. Important player for us pic.twitter.com/J5ULJsx2QC
— Kevin Geddes (@Geddes1989) January 21, 2021
We have but we've missed him. We haven't lost a goal (domestically) this season with Ryan Jack in the team
— TomForsythsBigToe (@nrpsimpson) January 22, 2021
Brilliant having Ryan Jack back in squad.
— Blue Billy (@walterwalk) January 22, 2021
Arfield will also be back 2/3 weeks time. Missed Ryan Jack big time be good seeing him back again for the famous🔵🔴
— LEE EDGAR (@LEEEDGAR4) January 22, 2021
Ryan Jack hopefully some game time the mora
— Bnz (@bnziebryan) January 22, 2021
Ryan Jack 💙💙💙
— ScottMcC74 (@schiedamseschot) January 22, 2021
Having Ryan Jack back in the squad is a major boost imo, especially with the trio to Easter road just around the corner.
— WCPRANGERS1977 (@paterson2677) January 22, 2021
Timely boost to have Ryan Jack back in the squad competing for a starting slot. Roofe back in training today too and hopefully makes the bench at least. Arfield on course for early Feb return, just in time for Antwerp. #HereWeGo10ToGo #RangersFC
— Jim (@MijBmal) January 22, 2021
Ryan Jack back in the squad for tomorrow. Roofe possibly feature tomorrow too decision will be made today. Wee Scotty Arfield hopefully back start of February 👏🏼❤️ teams slowly getting back for getting us over the line.
— Stuart. (@StuPollock1) January 22, 2021
RYAN JACK DODODODODO
— M (@RoyalBlue1872) January 22, 2021
Ryan Jack back 🙌🙌
— Every Other Saturday Podcast🇬🇧⚽️ (@EveryOtherSatu1) January 22, 2021
Ryan Jack back is marvellous news 🇬🇧
— Stuart Brown (@stubrfc25) January 22, 2021
— 🟠🇬🇧 (@RRFC_72) January 22, 2021
Rangers will be hoping to get back to winning ways in the match with Ross County after stumbling to a 1-1 draw with Motherwell last weekend.
Here’s our predicted XI for the match as we look ahead to a potentially tough game against a resurgent County under the stewardship of John Hughes.