Steven Gerrard has been given a gigantic boost going into Thurday’s clash with Belgian cracks Standard Liege with the news just one man is a doubt for the trip to Europe in the form of Kemar Roofe, and all other injury issues are now resolved with only Niko Katic still long-term absent.
After a mini-injury crisis of some weeks ago, Gerrard found himself spoiled for choice on Saturday with a bench that was as strong as our opponents’ first team, if not more so, and that is a stunning reflection of the injury crisis clearing up very nicely indeed, with just the former Anderlecht man and the Croat colossus the remaining two concerns.
It means that Rangers going forward now have effectively a full compliment to choose from, which gives astonishing depth and cover in every area, and of course add new signing Bongani Zungu to the eventual mix (he’s in quarantine and won’t be paraded till next month, unfortunately) and the quality and options are now looking serious.
It is a shame about Katic, but we knew that from months ago, and if Kemar Roofe’s recent progress is anything to go by, he could well be in contention for Thursday, but we’ll have to wait and see.
But one thing is for sure, with just one man definitely out and one only a small doubt now, Rangers’ injury issues have cleared up very nicely indeed and only spoils our manager for even more choice.