Stevie’s comments on Ryan Jack are worrying

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Ryan Jack of Rangers leaves the pitch after suffering an injury during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Dundee United at Ibrox Stadium on February 21, 2021 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)

Steven Gerrard’s latest update on Ryan Jack isn’t just a blow, it asks serious questions about the midfielder’s future at Rangers.

Jack has only played 19 SPL matches this season, of a possible 31 and 5 of a possible 12 UEL matches, which is a pretty dreadful state of affairs given his importance to the team.

Now, in terms of his present prognosis, Jack was slated to be maybe available in time for the Celtic match on Sunday, but evidently that’s now looking extremely unlikely given he won’t even be on the bench for Slavia.

Stevie’s quotes are concerning:

“I had a chat with Steve Clarke and obviously that will remain private. We’ve been in touch over Ryan (Jack) and a few other players for some time now but I’m not going to divulge what gets said in the conversation. I don’t think that’s fair or respectful. Ryan won’t be involved tomorrow night. We will make a decision on the weekend when we need to but he is ruled out for tomorrow’s game.”

This is definitely worrying – and we did say before this season started that Jack’s fitness meant he couldn’t be relied on any more. Not that he ever really could, but the lad’s fitness issues have definitely gotten worse and he’s becoming a half season man these days.

It’s sad, and we know how good a player he is, so he is missed. Thankfully 55 is sown up – but we could have used him in Europe, certainly.