Rangers could be set for giant double injury boost

Rangers could be set for giant double injury boost
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Kemar Roofe of Rangers celebrates after he scores his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League Group D stage match between Rangers and SL Benfica at Ibrox Stadium on November 26, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers could be set to secure a giant injury boost with the possibility both sorely-missed absentees Kemar Roofe and Ryan Jack will be back for County this weekend.

The two stalwarts of the first team have been notably AWOL through injury recently, and Rangers’ attack and defence has been a little bit subpar thanks to the lack of both, but information is Roofe especially may return for the weekend and the glorious bonus is Ryan Jack’s strong potential to join him.

Rangers have suffered major injury issues in key areas the past few months, and while we’ll get to the impact of Scott Arfield’s absence later, there’s no overstating just how significant both Jack and Roofe’s absences have been.

Jack, of course, has been sorely missed in a defensive capacity, with some sloppy defending resulting in goals, defending he’d have majorly helped to shore up.

And Roofe’s dynamic movement, workrate and strength have been equally needed, because while Ianis Hagi has done pretty well of late, he lacks the power and pace that Roofe has, plus the former Anderlecht man’s close control.

So to have both of these key men back this weekend (information is both are very very close) would be wonderful timing for the following Hibs game next week to get some fitness in their legs.

Here’s hoping!

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  1. The squad is beginning to look good again just in time for the pace of games to start picking up. We’ve certainly missed the work rate and tactical nous that Jack, Arfield and Roofe add to the team. Hopefully we’ll have Arfield and even Niko back sooner rather than later as well.

  2. Jack was fit for last Saturday but they chose not to chance it so I’d be asking questions if he’s not back this week. Likewise Roofe who was expected to be out for a couple of weeks. Suppose we can count ourselves lucky that we lost these players at the only time of the season when we didn’t have a lot of midweek games.

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