Steven Gerrard has delivered a fitness update ahead of the latest Europa League game between Rangers and Standard Liege at Ibrox on Thursday night.
He has said that Ryan Jack is a “major doubt” but should be good for the weekend game against Ross County.
Joe Aribo should be fit to play, depending on how he reacts to training today. Brandon Barker should also be available for the game.
The fitness update was posted on the official Rangers Twitter account on Wednesday morning.
Steven Gerrard has arrived to speak to the media.
🎙️ SG: Ryan Jack is a major doubt, he still has a good chance for the weekend, Aribo will hopefully be back with us, assuming he comes through today's session.
Barker will train his morning and hopefully make the squad.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) December 2, 2020
Rangers are on the brink of qualifying for the group stage of the Europa League, although they’ll feel they should already have done this after throwing away a two-goal lead against Benfica last week.
However, a win against Standard Liege will definitely be enough and a draw would do if Lech Poznan don’t beat Benfica.
That will then take a lot of pressure off Gerrard, who can focus on the Premiership until the European campaign kicks into the next stage.
Gerrard got to rest a lot of his first-team stars in the League Cup win against Falkirk at the weekend.
That came at the right time, after a gruelling run of fixtures that’s tested the depth of the Gers squad.
We think he could make up to seven changes for the game against Standard Liege and we’re expecting to see the new front three of Alfredo Morelos, Ryan Kent and Kemar Roofe start.
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