“Touch and go” as Rangers deal with McCausland setback

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“Touch and go” as Rangers deal with McCausland setback
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 29: Ross MaCausland of Rangers celebrates after James Tavernier scores from the penalty spot during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Heart of Midlothian at Ibrox Stadium on October 29, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

As hinted earlier, Rangers have been hit by a bit of a pain in the backside with Ross McCausland’s most definitely unwanted injury blow sustained on international duty.

A report on the Northern Ireland FA’s website expressed how following Finland, McCausland was ‘touch and go’ to make the Danish clash, and of course as we know, he failed to do so making only the bench and wasn’t called into action as the hosts won out 2-0.

Now, ‘touch and go’ may refer to the player’s likelihood of being involved on a tactical level, which would be an entire relief as opposed to his being injured, but the more plausible outcome is that he did pick up something minor v the Fins and was unable to play much of a role against the Danish group leaders.

With Rangers hopefully getting Tom Lawrence, Rabbi Matondo and Nico Raskin back, not to mention, it seems, John Souttar as well, the entire squad is about as fit as it may have been in years, and it would be damned luck for McCausland, given his sudden rise to being one of Rangers’ star players all of a sudden, to get injured just as he breaks through.

Hopefully he isn’t, and is part of an almost entirely healthy Rangers squad which travels to Aberdeen this weekend to face a beleaguered home side in patchy form at best.

As usual, the only real injury issue is Kemar Roofe, who was included in the last two match squads but was benched and played no part – that McCausland came on ahead of him for Cantwell v Prague speaks volumes for his fitness levels. He is clearly fit again on some level, he’s involved in training and the matchday warm ups but we’re not sure how fit to actually play he is.

But this is away from the point, McCausland will hopefully be fit this weekend because we don’t want to lose him just as he gets his foot in the Ibrox door.

Fingers crossed for good news.

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