Any other time and this would be a major headache for Rangers manager Graeme Murty, but thanks to the current form of his side, the loss of three key players in the same position is something the boss can genuinely deal with.
Following continual setbacks for Ross McCrorie and Jordan Rossiter, Murty has further admitted Ryan Jack is pretty much out for the season with the 25-year old sustaining a knee injury following Cedric Kipre’s assault at Fir Park some months ago and suffering yet more problems in recuperation.
As such Rangers can probably write off three defensive midfielders for the foreseeable future, but the truth is while we wish all these gentlemen well and speedy recoveries, their absences have not been felt at all as Sean Goss and Greg Docherty with Jason Holt as backup have covered them more than sufficiently.
In fact, arguably Rangers’ central midfield is performing better now than it has at any time for years, with Goss weaving his magic in the middle while Docherty rolls his sleeves up next to him.
So disappointing though it obviously is to lose three players for one position, Rangers are covered and frankly none of the three would get back in with the way the side is currently performing in that area of the pitch.