Alex Lowry’s curious situation at Ibrox continues with the playmaker claimed as ‘fit’ but nevertheless ruled out of tomorrow’s fixture with Hearts.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst stated the playmaker is fit and is ready but isn’t available, on grounds we’re a bit lost by.
He did of course come on as a sub v Ajax, which is about all we can say about that, but the manager for some reason ruled him out of tomorrow night, which makes little sense.
Is it about managing him? He is ready to play in the senior team again but it appears Gio has decided against it and will instead send him to David McCallum’s B team for tonight’s Challenge Cup v Hamilton. Not exactly the highest level he could play, although doing so v Ajax didn’t help anyone much either.
Why, we’re not sure – the lad is clearly fit, and yet instead of helping out with the injury crisis with the main team, Lowry is probably going to face Hamilton in the lower-league cup, in another one which could cause some hatchet man to try to make a name for himself.
If, of course, he doesn’t feature in that one either then we’re all out of ideas, and have nothing for you as to why he’s not being used tomorrow. Fans are extremely eager to see Lowry, and he’s one shining light who impressed so much last season, but hasn’t played more than 10 minutes this.
The squad really is a huge, grotty mess and if one thing would help right now it’s a promising youngster giving fans a bit of hope with some bright performances in the first team – Leon King has struggled but he’s in defence, and was nowhere near ready.
Lowry is a bit older, a lot more ready, and would be up front – we just need some creativity. But the young Scot is out of tomorrow even if he is supposedly fit. We could have used the depth, given the loss of Fashion Sakala, but it wasn’t to be.
Matondo, Tillman, Kent and Wright it is then. A true embarrassment of riches…