By Sam Stone

12th May, 2022 | 6:40am

Rangers striker lucky to avoid injury ahead of Europa League final after horror tackle

Rangers forward Scott Wright was lucky to avoid serious injury after a horror tackle by Ross County’s Jake Vokins, according to Sky Sports journalist Andrew Dickson.

Vokins’ scissor tackle on Wright in the middle of the pitch went unpunished with the Rangers man being forced off moments later.

The tackle was late and Vokins had no intention of playing the ball, only to take Wright out.

Dickson tweeted after the match: “I’ve watched the challenge on Wright back a few times and it’s a shocker from Vokins.

“Both feet off the ground, out of control, scissors action – It’s a red card all day long.

“Wright playing on after his ankle twists the wrong way, it looks a very lucky escape.”

Madness from Vokins

That tackle was sheer idiocy from the Ross County man and it is remarkable he didn’t even get a booking for his offence.

The ball had been played seconds before, and there was only intent to hurt Wright on the eve of the biggest week of his career.

This is where retrospective action should be taken on seriously bad tackles such as this one.

Referee Andrew Dallas allowed for far too many reckless tackles to take place on Rangers’ players.

The official should’ve read the situation and clamped down on the tackles from Ross County.

Giovanni van Bronkhorst will be delighted that his team picked up a convincing victory and made it through unscathed.

Rangers face one more Scottish Premiership match at Hearts before heading to Sevilla for their Europa League final against Frankfurt.

Now that Celtic have wrapped the League title up, van Bronkhorst should seriously consider resting his key men for their trip to Tynecastle.

In other Rangers news, this Ibrox sensation is going to quit the Gers within weeks with a sell-on clause potentially involved in a deal.