Rangers boss Steven Gerrard revealed that he expects to have Alfredo Morelos back in training next week. Morelos has faced a spell on the sideline in quarantine. Gerrard also said that Ryan Jack is on his way back from injury and will be like a new signing for them. Rangers are set to begin their title defence against Livingston. They will be without Jack and Morelos for their opener with Morelos self-isolating after Copa America.
“Ryan Jack has trained with the group now for two, three days and had no issues,” Rangers boss Steven Gerrard said. “He’s got one more appointment in 10 days’ time for the full green light to go into aerial challenges and full-throttle football. That’s going to be like a new signing to us in 10 days. Alfredo, once he’s followed government guidelines, he’ll join the group sometime next week, so the squad is really strong as it stands.”
“I’m really happy with the squad at the moment, what we’ve got in the door – obviously we’ve got people to come back,” he added. “I think things have slightly changed, with the rule change of only being allowed six outfield subs, that’s two shy of last year and it’s slightly different from a European point of view, so it’s something we’re discussing at the moment.”
Rangers are the team to beat in the Scottish League this year after finishing the season unbeaten. They ended Celtics nine-year dominance in the league last season.