By Ray Livingstone

4th Dec, 2019 | 8:44am

Gerrard confirms Rangers star has picked up injury, likely to miss Aberdeen and Celtic clashes

Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Jordan Jones – just back in training with Rangers – has picked up an issue with his quads and will likely miss the games against Aberdeen (Wednesday) and Celtic (Sunday). 

Jones has been out since the last Old Firm clash back in September when he came on late as a sub and was then sent off for a reckless tackle on Celtic’s Moritz Bauer.

He injured himself in the process and was spotted leaving Ibrox on crutches.

Talking in the pre-match press conference ahead of the game against Aberdeen tonight, Gerrard confirmed that Jones had picked up another injury.

“We’ve got training after the press conference, we’ve got a couple of bumps and bruises from the weekend but I think we’ll be okay and have everyone available.

“Jordan Jones has had a wee little setback, he’s got a tight quad, it’s small, a few days, but it will set him back a game or two.”

Given that Jones has been out for so long, he was unlikely to start either game but had a chance of making the bench.

Rangers should be okay without him – they haven’t struggled or indeed lost a game in the Premiership since he was injured.

The game against Aberdeen tonight is a massive one. Gerrard will have one eye on the cup final on Sunday, but he can’t afford to lose ground in the league and Aberdeen are currently third.

They’ll also be looking for revenge after Rangers humiliated them 5-0 at Ibrox earlier in the season.

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