Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Sheyi Ojo is a doubt for Thursday’s crunch Europa League clash with Legia Warsaw after taking a “real tough whack” towards the end of the first leg against them in Poland.

The on-loan Liverpool man missed the 1-0 win over St. Mirren but Gerrard admitted that he has a “good chance” of being fit for Legia.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 15: Sheyi Ojo of Rangers celebrates scoring a goal in the first half during the UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg match between Rangers and Midtjylland at Ibrox Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Gerrard admits it’s disappointing but insists he has players, such as Jordan Jones waiting for an opportunity to shine.

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“We lost Sheyi Ojo because he got a kick at the end of the Legia game and didn’t recover in time,” Gerrard said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“He took a real tough whack on the back of his knee and there was a bit of swelling in there.

So today it wasn’t possible to have him with us, but he has a good chance for Thursday.



“It was disappointing we didn’t have him but people are really waiting in the wings for opportunities.”

Ojo’s form has started to improve and become more consistent as he settles into life at Ibrox and the Liverpool youngster looks like he’ll have an important role this season.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 25: Sheyi Ojo of Rangers celebrates scoring his teams second goal during the Europa League Second Qualifying round first leg match between Rangers and Progres Niederkorn at Ibrox Stadium on July 25, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Losing him for the Legia clash would be a blow but there is plenty of depth at Gerrard’s disposal should he need to do without Ojo.

There could even be a minor tactical tweak to allow Joe Aribo to be used in a more advanced role in support of the main striker for Rangers.

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