Rangers have yet another injury blow to add to the absurdly farcically growing list which seems to be teeming with pretty much every player the team has.
Glen Kamara, already injured, has been ruled out yet again and while manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst ‘hopes’ he will be available by the weekend, he also ‘hoped’ Alfredo Morelos would sign a contract inside two weeks about three months ago.
Hope springs eternal.
So that’s now… John Souttar, Filip Helander, Connor Goldson, Ryan Jack, Glen Kamara, Tom Lawrence, Ianis Hagi and Nnamdi Ofoborh on the injury list be it long or short term, amid rumours still abounding that James Tavernier will require surgery to rid himself of a troubling and persistent issue which began last month. And there’s John Lundstram’s ongoing issues as well.
Which is a lot of players. A lot of players who could have really helped the team sit on the treatment table rather than being unavailable for selection.
So what does Kamara’s injury mean? Not a lot, he probably wouldn’t have started tonight anyway, given his absolute apathy to the team these days – but it still removes options, depth, possibilities, and means we only have three fit midfielders, including James Sands.
Defence and midfield really are stricken these days, and the loss of Kamara hasn’t helped much – questions are clearly being asked of the medical staff and procedures, and training system – something is causing a complete raft of ailments and we’re snookered if we can tell you what that is.
Well, as we say, we’re worried about Tav and Lunny – these two are absolutely vital to the team and neither of them comes close to having a replacement, even if neither of them, Tav especially, are in particularly outstanding form.
In ‘better’ news at least we have Leon King and Rabbi Matondo fit after scares for both. Both of them have a strong chance of starting tonight, albeit we say that as if Rangers really have many other options. Defence is stretched and the wings are hardly thriving either as things presently stand.
That’ll terrify Napoli won’t it?