Rangers winger Rabbi Matondo out for 3-4 days with injury
Rangers summer signing Rabbi Matondo will be out for between three and four days with a small injury picked up in training, according to Jonny McFarlane.
The Wales international joined the club in a £2.5m deal from Bundesliga club Schalke, and made an immediate impression during pre-season with a goal against West Ham after coming off the bench.
But after rumours emerged of a training ground injury on social media on Monday, Rangers Review journalist McFarlane quickly cleared up that it was nothing to be too worried about on his personal Twitter account.
Responding to a fan question about the rumours, he tweeted; “I understand 3-4 days for Rabbi Matondo. Nothing serious.”
Rangers will start their Scottish Premiership season this weekend with a trip to Livingston on Saturday lunch time.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst has worked hard this summer to make big additions to the squad, with seven first-team arrivals after losing both Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey to big-money deals.
Matondo’s pace and dribbling is something that the boss will be keen to have in the side on a regular basis so an injury won’t be ideal.
Thankfully it’s only a minor injury however, and there is still a good chance that the youngster will be able to be involved in the opening game of the season.
Whether he’s able to start or not is up for debate and with Tom Lawrence, Ryan Kent, Scott Wright and Malik Tillman all competing for a starting spot too it’s probably best that he gets an impact role for this one rather than risking him.
It’s a long season and the squad has got great depth, especially in attack, so it will be interesting to see what team the boss goes for when everyone is fit and firing.
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