By Wayne Veysey

21st Feb, 2018 | 12:09pm

Huge Rangers boost: Key duo in contention to play v Hearts - report

By Richard Parks
Rangers have been given a huge double boost as senior pair Bruno Alves and Lee Wallace prepare to make their long-awaited returns from injury, according to a report.
Gers fans blog Four Lads Had a Dream, who have emerged as a very reliable source of news surrounding the club, claim in an extensive injury update on Wednesday that centre-back Alves and left-back Wallace are in contention to feature in Saturday’s Scottish Premiership fixture against Hearts.
It’s said that Alves, 36, and Wallace, 30, have come through a week of training “unscathed” and will be available for selection at the weekend.
Four Lads Had a Dream report that the Portugal international is more likely to return to the starting XI than Wallace, who has been sidelined for five months.
Alves tore a calf muscle in Rangers’ goalless draw against Celtic at the end of December, while Wallace has been out with a groin injury that required an operation.
Football Insider verdict:
Wallace faces an almighty battle to win back his regular starting place. The skipper has watched from the sidelines as Declan John has stood in very impressively on the left side of defence, offering solidity in defence, lungbusting runs and potency in the final third. Perhaps the biggest compliment to be paid to Johns, who signed on a permanent deal in December after impressing during an initial loan, is that Wallace has not been missed.
In other Rangers team news, a club Insider has responded to speculation that a key first teamer has gone AWOL from training.
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