Rangers star Ryan Jack took part in training on Wednesday as he eyes what would be a first start of the season against Sparta Prague.
Jack has had a very difficult time with injuries in the recent past, but he finally returned to action prior to the most recent international break, playing 19 minutes off the bench in the 4-2 Premiership home win over Ross County.
Then, after getting another fortnight of training under his belt, he featured off the bench as the Gers were downed by Hibernian in their Premier Sports Cup semi-final on Sunday.
The 29-year-old midfielder wasn’t able to turn things around at Hampden but it looks like he did make it through his 21-minute outing unscathed.
That’s as he appeared to take full part in training on Wednesday, ahead of the visit of Sparta.
In a video from the session released by Rangers later in the day, he could be spotted doing some dynamic stretching and taking part in rondos.
Jack may not be ready to deliver a full 90-minute performance yet, but it’s key that the Gers start well against the Czechs and there’s a chance that GvB will include him in his first XI.
The Scotland international offers aggression out of possession and composure in it, while he also brings a goal threat with his ability to shoot from distance.
He hasn’t started a match for club or country since a home league fixture against Dundee United on 21 February but his long wait could finally come to an end on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, a former Rangers player has announced his retirement from professional football with immediate effect.