By Peter Lynch

20th Nov, 2023 | 4:40pm

Rangers injury news as Ross McCausland ‘touch and go’ for Northern Ireland after picking up knock

Rangers winger Ross McCausland picked up a knock while playing for Northern Ireland, according to the official Irish FA website.

The publication reported on Monday (20 November) that the youngster suffered the issue against Finland on Friday (17 November).

The Irish FA added that McCausland, who has played in his club’s last five league matches, is “touch and go” for the match with Denmark on Monday (20 November).

“Daniel Ballard and Ross McCausland are touch and go to make the game,” according to the official Irish FA website. “Sunderland defender Ballard and Rangers winger McCausland, who made his senior debut against Finland, both picked up knocks in Helsinki.”

Hopefully minor

It is not only McCausland who will be hoping the knock he sustained against Finland is minor, with the same thought undoubtedly crossing the minds of his two bosses.

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has had a torrid time with injuries lately, with several key players missing from his recent squads, playing a major part in the nation’s miserable Euro 2024 qualifying campaign.

They have no chance of making it to next summer’s tournament, but O’Neill will be desperate to give the fans something to smile about in their home meeting with Denmark in Belfast.

McCausland will undoubtedly be on a high after making his senior debut, and he will also be desperate to impress the home supporters.

Rangers boss Philippe Clement meanwhile may just be verging in the other direction, perhaps wanting the young winger to sit the match out in order for the player to return to Ibrox fully fit.

In other Rangers news, a journalist has predicted there to be “no shortage of takers” for one Gers ace if new contract talks “prove difficult” for the player.