Stevie G delivers surprise update on James Tavernier

Stevie G delivers surprise update on James Tavernier
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 17: Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers interacts with James Tavernier of Rangers during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on October 17, 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)

Steven Gerrard has delivered a surprise update on captain James Tavernier, confirming he has returned to full training and is in outside contention to feature on Sunday.

The RB has of course been missing through a knee injury many weeks ago in Belgium, and Stevie had suggested he was a slim to no chance of featuring this weekend, but Tavernier’s recovery is now getting quicker and ahead of schedule, and his chances of appearing have increased.

While it’ll be a late call, and still, in truth, likely to not feature the captain, the fact his progress is now looking so much better than expected will give Rangers a nice boost for the final stretch of the season.

Gerrard said:

“James will train with the team today. It’s full contact for the first time. Yesterday he trained but there were conditions on him and everyone else around him because it was his first time in and around bodies. He’ll train with full contact today. It’s a situation we’ll make a real late call on.”

While the former Newcastle man is a massive amount off full match fitness, his body has now recovered from the injury and he’s physically fit again.

It’s a fantastic fillip to give the squad a further boost, and will certainly help with depth.

Of course, it means he’s now certain to lift the 55th league title as a playing captain, and not from the sidelines injured.


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