Friday, 21 December 2018

Huge injury blow for Rangers as three key men big doubts for weekend



Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister revealed today that Steven Gerrard’s men could be facing St Johnstone without three key players in a huge blow which will clearly weaken the side.

Following Wednesday’s full-blooded affair in Edinburgh, Scott Arfield, Gareth McAuley and Connor Goldson are all struggling for fitness and may have to miss the visit of Tommy Wright’s seventh-placed side which would evidently be a big hole for the squad to fill.

He said:

“We’ve got a couple of little niggles, Scott (Arfield) being one of them, alongside Connor (Goldson) who’s got a couple of little niggles and I think Gareth McAuley is struggling as well.”

Arfield had to be hooked at half time with a calf strain, Goldson scraped through to full time after several blows and McAuley was hauled off on 60 minutes with a thigh problem.

All of this could mean wholesale changes and recalls especially for both Nikola Katic and Joe Worrall at the back.

The defence had just started looking slightly settled and these injuries are desperately untimely – with Gerrard suggesting Katic is out of form as well, relying on him now would be a very surreal move.

Hopefully all three make it for the weekend but we’re not too optimisic.

13 comments:

  1. Id Play Aidan Wilson before Worrall! ...Deffo Play Katic.

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    1. Aidan Wilson is out on loan and can't play for us!

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  2. All part and parcel of the game, look at the injuries Hearts, Aberdeen and especially Celtic have had. Tommy Wright wont send his team out to compete too hard

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    1. You think Saints will lie down to us? Really?

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  3. Did he not say that Arfield has a wee niggle but he expects him to be fit for the next 3 games ? As for playing Aiden Wilson , he`s out on loan so can`t play until at least January .

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  4. What you on about? St Johnstone will burst a gut like every other team against us.Its all about the Rangers.

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    1. Totally agree. Tommy Wright isn't some closet bluenose fan. He'll be desperate to beat us

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  5. Take it even the obsessed are joining Ibrox noise to come out with their paranoid thoughts """" it's funny cause imagine what they'd be like if they had the amount of decisions against them that we have had this season 😂 at Johnstone lying down ffs every team in league want a result against us more than the current champions "

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    1. They always did BBM. We’ve always had green and white swarms on here whether we liked it or not. We try to weed them out but a few slip through the net.

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  6. If we have couple of players out injured we should be able to deal with it we have a massive squad almost 2 to 3 players a position and we are the mighty Rangers no surrender WATP.

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  7. I'd put Warral and Katic in, rest Goldson and McAuley. Its the final third that worries me!

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  8. Sometimes I think if it wasn't for bad luck, we'd have none at all. Part and parcel of being a Rangers man. I would put Worrall and Katic in. Katic needs the confidence and game time. Worrall on his day, is no bad.

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