The increasingly saddening John Eustace saga appears to have taken yet another turn for the worse today with unconfirmed reports the former Derby anchor suffered a further injury breakdown in training at Murray Park.
Following multiple setbacks since he arrived at Auchenhowie, Eustace returned south for supposed family reasons but arrived back at Ibrox to resume training, only for yet another problem to apparently force him off the pitch.
The trial is now around four months old, after the initially proposed four weeks, and this one, sadly is starting now to look like flogging a dead horse.
Eustace has given this shot all he can, and has been nothing but professional, by refusing to take a wage while helping out with coaching duties and tutoring the younger players.
But this setback, if confirmed, may just be the straw that broke the camel’s back for Mark Warburton to any notion of him joining as a player.