Rangers could be ready to give shock reprieve to Niko

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Rangers could be ready to give shock reprieve to Niko
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Rangers could be ready to hand Niko Katic a shock reprieve if the results from Filip Helander’s scan are as grim as predicted.

The Croat, currently home at Hadjuk Split, was loaned out to Croatia on the basis of needing minutes, but depending on the Swede’s results, he could find himself returning to Ibrox sooner than expected.

As we know, there is a return clause set up for January, like most loans, but most loans also include clauses for immediate termination of loans in situations like this. Emergency situations like this.

We would be very surprised if Katic’s doesn’t have that included.

As such, there is every inch the shock possibility of the fan favourite on the next flight back to Scotland to continue his season if Helander’s results aren’t good and Rangers are down to just three senior defenders.

The diagnosis is expected today or tomorrow, and Rangers may or may not have a decision to make.

Could it be Katic will be registered as an emergency addition to the UEL squad?

We are postulating a little, because Rangers could be in a pretty hairy situation if Helander is to be unavailable for months or even more.

And the big solution would be the big man from Croatia.

What a story that would be…

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Oh dear Stevie,

    Sounds as though we do have problems at the back and judging from what I saw against St Johnstone serious ones at that.

    I seen the after match press report and Stevie said we are covered with Simpson and Balogun but Simpsons not even in the UEFA squad listings this is serious stuff when you are the Manager and you don’t know the players who are in it.

    Either way Katic coming back is a bonus he loves the club and wants to play for the club my concern he would be why play for a manager who is loaning me out to other clubs in the first place would I want to come and play for him and the team time will tell.

  2. Actually this isn’t great news for Katic. If he does come back he will still be behind Goldson, Balogun and Simpson and his minutes will still be limited. Which questions the logic behind sending him out on loan in the first place. Katic had a career threatening injury and needs lots of games in his legs to get even close to our first team. He probably won’t get them here even if Helander goes out injured long term. He has to stay on loan, ironically, to save his Rangers career in my opinion.

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