Rangers sweat over news on Nico Raskin - Chris Jack
Rangers are sweating over the news that Nicolas Raskin may not be fit for the upcoming clash against Motherwell, according to journalist Chris Jack.
Michael Beale has confirmed that the midfielder sustained a quad issue during the recent Scottish Cup quarter-final victory over Raith Rovers, with a scan taking place.
That issue could force the Belgian to miss the Scottish Premiership trip to Motherwell on Saturday (18 March).
While Raskin may not be available, Beale can welcome back Malik Tilman to his squad, having also recently seen the return of both John Souttar and Ridvan Yilmaz to full fitness.
The return of Tilman will be hugely welcomed in particular, given the fact that the USA international netted in both previous meetings against Motherwell this season.
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Beale already has a headache over the left-back position for the game against Motherwell, with regular Borna Barisic uncertain of his involvement as his wife prepares to give birth back in Croatia.
Raskin would have been certain to start the Scottish Premiership fixture at Fir Park, but his involvement is also in doubt due to the problem picked up against Raith.
The Belgian perhaps doesn’t need to be risked though, given the fact that Rangers are a huge 40 points ahead of their opponents.
Raskin has shone in Beale’s midfield since his January move from Belgian club Standard Liege, making seven appearances in all competitions, including the last four league games.
As mentioned, the Gers have met Motherwell twice this season already, winning 2-1 at Fir Park in October and 3-0 at Ibrox in December.
Raskin was not a Rangers player at the time of those victories, but Beale has brought the midfielder in to help take the club to the next level, and he would definitely be a huge miss should he not make the matchday squad.
In other Rangers news, American businesswoman Kyle Fox “remains open” to future talks to buy a controlling stake in the club.