Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has provided updates on four of his star men ahead of this weekend’s game against Kilmarnock.
Leon Balogun, Joe Aribo, Allan McGregor and Jermain Defoe have all been missing recently.
Sadly for the Gers, Gerrard has confirmed that three of them won’t be fit and available for selection tomorrow.
🎙️ SG: Balogun and Aribo won't make the weekend. I think both have a good chance for the following week.
McGregor is back fit after training yesterday, Defoe still won't be seen until after the International break.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) August 21, 2020
Balogun and Aribo are perhaps the biggest absentees from Gerrard’s team.
Central defender Balogun signed on a free from Brighton in the summer and looked particularly impressive early doors.
Aribo cost the Gers £300,000 and boasts matchwinning qualities – he too will represent a big loss to Gerrard’s team.
Defoe hasn’t kicked a ball yet during 2020/21 and Gerrard confirmed he won’t feature until after the international break.
Gerrard has provided some more positive news, however, stating that goalkeeper Allan McGregor is back in training.
Rangers are yet to concede a goal this season, however, and a place on the bench looks likely for the Scot against Kilmarnock.
The Light Blues’ boss also mentioned that both Aribo and Balogun would have a good chance of returning for next weekend’s trip to Hamilton.
Following Gerrard’s latest update, supporters took to Twitter to discuss. Here is a selection of tweets from the Gers faithful regarding the injured quad of players.
Potential 0-0 ahead again 😭
— Keith Gordon (@KeithGordon88) August 21, 2020
— Stewart Dunsmore (@stewartdunsmore) August 21, 2020
— Andy Weatherall (@andy3182) August 21, 2020
— G_B (@Follow_follow72) August 21, 2020
Announce new CM, please
— Faceless 👤 (@FacelessRanger) August 21, 2020
Brilliant another 3 of Kamara, arfield & jack 🥴
— NI (@ni135790) August 21, 2020