By Doug Ward

25th Sep, 2020 | 5:04pm

Rangers handed big double injury boost ahead of clash v Motherwell - report

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers injury crisis at is showing signs of improvement with Brandon Barker and Ryan Jack edging closer to a return to action, according to the Daily Record.

The newspaper claims that Barker, 23, is available to play against Motherwell at Fir Park on Sunday after recovering from a thigh injury that has ruled him out of the club’s last three matches.

Jack, 28, has also missed the last three matches and the trip to Lanarkshire will come too soon for the midfielder.

However, the ex-Aberdeen player is back in light training this week, which suggests he could be available to play against either Galatasaray on Thursday or Ross County on Sunday.

Rangers’ squad has been hit by a lot of injuries in the opening weeks of the new season with Kemar Roofe, Joe Aribo and Nikola Katic all sidelined.

But this is very good news about Barker and Jack.

Barker started three Scottish Premiership matches in a row before suffering his injury setback in the 4-0 win against Dundee United while it does not need to be explained how crucial Jack is to this Rangers team.

Rangers are a better side with the Scotland international in the centre of the midfield and we pray that he can play in what is a massive match against Galatasaray next week.

Having that extra bit of quality in the midfield will go a really long way towards securing what could be a historic win for Gerrard’s side.

In other Rangers news, Andy Walker has predicted the scoreline of the Gers’ clash against Motherwell.