Injury blow shocker could open doors at Ibrox

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HAMILTON, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 21: Rangers manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Hamilton Academicals and Rangers at New Douglas Park on October 21, 2018 in Hamilton, Scotland.
He'll be mostly happy but..... (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Jordan Jones and Ianis Hagi could be set to play big roles in the coming weeks amidst confirmation Kemar Roofe has a thigh injury in conjunction with Ryan Kent’s continuing form issues.

The former Anderlecht forward was unable to continue yesterday and got hooked at half time, with Ianis Hagi taking his place, and now with Jones back again the two sprightly attackers will almost certainly be used more heavily over January and February.

Roofe’s injury is a blow, given just how strong a game he was coming onto, but of course as we’ve said many times already, the point of having such a large and high quality squad is to deal with incidents like this.

Jones, as we said earlier, is ready and champing at the bit to get involved, but whether he’s an option Steven Gerrard wants to deploy is another matter.

Brandon Barker is also waiting in the wings for his chance again.

However, Roofe’s injury now means Rangers have no real proper option for the right wing, with all of Barker, Jones and Hagi left-footed.

But we’ll see just how Stevie plays this one.

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  1. Not sure if I believed Gerrard after the match saying Roofe was injured. I think he may have had a slight issue but we needed to change a and it sounds better to say he came off with a niggle than he was crap and we were getting dominated. Good management.

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