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5th Jun, 2018 | 2:57pm

Injury-hit Rangers midfielder needs to make impressive start under Gerrard or face axe


Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack spent the second-half of the season on the sidelines after a serious knee injury – and the Gers ace will need to hit the ground running under Steven Gerrard or face the axe.

Jack joined the Gers last summer and was a mainstay in the side before injury ended his campaign in December – with the arrival of Gerrard likely to see an influx of new signings.

The former Aberdeen captain had made a bright start to his Gers career but after so long out and fierce competition for a place in the starting XI, a slow return to action could really damage Jack’s chances under the new Gers boss.

With the likes of Ross McCrorie and Jordan Rossiter certain to be competing with Jack for a first-team spot, Gerrard won’t be short of options.

The 26-year-old midfielder was a big part of the side under Pedro Caixinha and Graeme Murty and will be hoping to come straight back into the side after pre-season but there’ll be some rust to work through.

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Scott Arfield’s arrival also makes places in midfield harder to come by for the Gers and if Jack is going to build on the impressive start he made to his Ibrox career he is going to have to really impress over pre-season.

The Gers return to training on June 15th before flying out to Spain for a two-week training camp ahead of their Europa League campaign kicking off on July 12th.

Jack will be hoping by the time the Gers return from Andalusia that it will be like he was never away from the first-team.

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