By Ray Livingstone

11th Dec, 2019 | 3:02pm

Gerrard delivers Rangers fitness update, 26y/o to miss Young Boys clash

Rangers welcome Young Boys to Ibrox on Thursday knowing that a draw would be enough to seal a spot in the Europa League knockout stages.

After the gruelling 1-0 defeat to Celtic in the Betfred Cup final on Sunday, the Gers will be looking for the perfect response. Although, they may need to do it without a number of familiar faces.

Filip Helander has been one of the standout performers for Rangers since arriving in the summer, the 26-year-old making 4.4 clearances per game, a stat that only Connor Goldson has bettered [WhoScored].

Steven Gerrard delivered an update on the fitness of a number of Rangers players ahead of the game against Young Boys on Thursday, with Helander, Steven Davis, and Jordan Jones all set to miss out.

“Helander won’t be available, he had a scan on his foot today,” he said, as quoted on Rangers official Twitter account.

“Davis won’t make tomorrow but won’t be too far away. Jones isn’t available for selection but played 60 minutes yesterday and is getting close.

“Edmundson missed training today with an illness but should make it.”

Given that George Edmundson should be fit enough to feature, he could be one of the options that will replace the influential Swede in defence.

It was Nikola Katic who was brought on towards the end of the final on Sunday, and the Croatian is surely leading the race to partner Goldson against the Swiss club.

Gerrard didn’t give too much away about Helander’s injury, but given that he had a scan on his foot on Wednesday, it means that an answer might not be far away.

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