By Ray Livingstone

18th Oct, 2019 | 8:30am

Gerrard confirms 27y/o star will miss clash v Hearts

Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack is not fit to play in the Premiership game against Hearts on Sunday.

The news was confirmed by manager Steven Gerrard in his pre-match press conference on Friday morning.

Gerrard added, “This is why we try to build a squad with the right volume as we have picked up several injuries and we are strong in all areas.”

27-year-old Jack has had a brilliant start to the season and has dominated for Rangers in midfield alongside Steven Davis.

He’ll be a miss but, as Gerrard pointed out, Rangers have the squad depth to cope with injuries now.

Glen Kamara came into the team for the game against Hamilton and didn’t really put a foot wrong in the 5-0 win.

Scott Arfield and Joe Aribo have all been slotted into various midfield positions this season, and Arfield will be on a high after he helped Canada beat USA for the first time in over 30 years last week.

Gerrard said Jack was “close” and he may well be back for the crucial Europa game against Porto on Thursday.

The fixtures are still racing up for Rangers and the squad depth Gerrard has built up should see the side in good stead over the grueling winter months.

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