Rangers star Jordan Jones could be ruled out of the upcoming matches with Aberdeen and Celtic after he suffered a fresh injury blow.
The Northern Irish wide-man has been out of action since September’s Old Firm match with Celtic, where he was injured and sent off in a clash with rival full-back Patrick Bauer.
Now Steven Gerrard revealed in a post-match press conference before the Aberdeen tie that the winger has suffered a further setback on his road to recovery.
“We’re going to train just after this press conference,” said Gerrard [RangersTV].
“We’ve got a couple of bumps and bruises from the weekend that we’re managing but I think we’ll be ok and have everyone available [for Aberdeen].
“Jordan Jones has had a wee little setback. He’s got a bit of a tight quad, it’s only small, it’ll only be a few days but it’ll set him back maybe a game or two.”
Given Jones has been out for three months it is very unlikely the player would’ve started either match as he looks to rebuild his fitness.
The foolish red-card challenge in the 2-0 defeat to Celtic has effectively ruled Jones out for the first half of the Ibrox club’s season.
It also stopped him in his tracks as he began to build up a run of form.
Steven Gerrard was critical of the player’s red after the match [Football Scotland] and no-one will be more apologetic about the situation than Jones himself.