By Joe Ellis

21st Sep, 2022 | 5:10pm

Rangers return for Alex Lowry can't come soon enough for Giovanni van Bronckhorst

Despite beating Dundee United last weekend, Rangers are still not firing on all cylinders as Giovanni van Bronckhorst would like them.

But there could be one player who is almost back to fitness that might be the key to unlocking the true potential of the Light Blues side in every game, not just the big ones.

Alex Lowry has been out of action ever since he was disgustingly scythed down while playing for the B Team against Dumbarton in the SPFL Trust Trophy.

The 19-year-old has been very patient in recovering from his injury but has finally pulled his boots back on and got himself on the grass once more, as he shared via his Instagram story, 21 September.

Lowry was a breakthrough star of last season with a goal on his debut and numerous eye-catching displays towards the back end of the season but he has not been used nearly as much as he should have been this campaign.

He needed to be among the squad for every game while he was fit but van Bronckhorst strangely decided to leave him to play in the Lowland League rather than the Premiership.

And having seen his senior players badly struggle against Celtic, Ajax and Napoli in recent weeks, the Dutchman should be considering Lowry as someone who could give them the boost they need.

Rangers showed their willingness to give youth a chance against the Tangerines with Charlie McCann making his full debut and Leon King getting another start in defence.

So when the 19-year-old is back fit, he should be nowhere near the B team at all and fully integrated into the senior outfit once and for all and that day can’t come soon enough.

In other Rangers news, Lowry wasn’t the only one making headlines via Instagram as Alfredo Morelos issued another one of his rallying cries.