By Saikat Mandal

22nd Jan, 2022 | 1:45pm

Giovanni van Bronckhorst shares injury update on Rangers ace Ianis Hagi

Giovanni van Bronckhorst has suggested that Iani Hagi looked “okay” after Rangers won 4-0 against Stirling Albion in the Scottish Cup on Friday (21 January).

Hagi was taken off in the first half with a knee injury. Young midfielder Alex Lowry replaced him and scored on his debut.

With big games coming up, Rangers will hope that the injury sustained by Hagi is not serious.

Van Bronckhorst said after the match, as quoted by Daily Record: “He’s okay, he had a problem so we have to wait to see tomorrow what he actually has but so far I can’t say anything about the injury.”

Key player

Rangers are missing a lot of key players due to their participation in international games.

The likes of Joe Aribo and Alfredo Morelos are missing, and losing Hagi for a lengthy period of time would be a big blow.

The Romanian international looked in obvious pain as he went down the turf. The physics quickly applied treatment to the 23-year-old, and he managed to get to his feet.

Based on what the Dutchman has said it looks like the player has shrugged off the injury or it’s not that serious.

In case, Hagi remains out for a few games, it will be interesting to see if Van Bronckhorst keeps playing the teenage talent in midfield.

Lowry looked solid in the middle in the Scottish Cup clash, and the Gers boss was full of praise for him after the game.

In other Ibrox news, Gio Van Bronckhorst shares ‘difficult’ international issue at Rangers.