Rangers could soon receive a major player boost after Ryan Jack asserted that he’s on course to return to the fold for pre-season [Sky Sports].
Jack hasn’t featured for the Gers since limping out of a Premiership fixture against Dundee United at Ibrox on 21st February.
It’s been a long few months for the midfielder, who was eventually advised to undergo surgery which ruled him out of Euro 2020.
Around the time of the operation in early May, Steven Gerrard was reluctant to put a date on the 29-year-old’s return.
However, speaking to Sky Sports, Jack has stated that he hopes to play a part in the Gers’ preparations for the 2021/22 season.
“The injury came at the wrong time – as it always does in football – but I’m doing alright,” he said. “I’m in the middle of rehab at the minute. It’s a 12-week injury so I’m looking to be back for pre-season.”
Jack’s return will be a massive boost for Rangers and he’ll be almost like a new signing, given that he started less than half of last season’s Premiership fixtures.
The Scotland international brings a steeliness to the midfield that can sometimes otherwise be lacking, while his passing range is impressive and he now offers much more of a goal threat than he did in the early stages of his Ibrox career.
If he can get a decent pre-season under his belt, he should be ready for the start of the Gers’ title defence and it’s key that the champions start well in order to retain their considerable momentum from last season.