Rangers have been rocked by a hammer blow which sees on-form winger Scott Wright a ‘major doubt’ to face Prague tomorrow following an issue at the end of the semi-final.
The attacker, 26, has been one of the most sparkling players lately, enjoying a significant renaissance under new manager Philippe Clement, and was a shoe-in to start tomorrow night, but sadly fitness potentially rules him out in what is a nasty and unwanted setback for the player and the team.
It means Rangers are likely to start with Todd Cantwell ahead of Wright, with Clement confirming recently that he intends to rotate the two, and others, in lieu of creating competition for spaces and using players and systems as and when needed.
Unfortunately Cantwell is far from in vintage form, and equally isn’t particularly adept on the right wing, albeit he has played there a fair few times before, and so using him there again should Wright not make it is not really the most potent solution.
Rangers do not lack for options in the 10 position, but on the right hand side, where Wright has been doing his damage recently, there definitely are a lack of possibilities, although in slightly better news Rabbi Matondo is back fit again but nowhere near ready to be involved.
It means behind the strikers Philippe Clement could be limited to Sima, Lammers and Cantwell with no one else fit enough to last the 90 or even start.
As a starting three it’s not awful, but the depth is definitely lacking and Clement has been at pains to point this out, as he should.
Yet more rotten fallout from the diabolical Michael Beale era.