By James Black
Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has been handed a major double injury boost with Niko Kranjcar and Danny Wilson returning to training, it has been confirmed.
The senior duo had missed the Gers’ last three games and their return to training will provide another boost with Bruno Alves also returning to action with the Portuguese national team.
Kranjcar suffered a knee injury and is gradually building up his work-load as the Gers’ medical staff wrap him in cotton wool after a number of injuries which have blighted his time at Ibrox.
Wilson pulled up with an issue with his calf during the warm-up before last month’s clash with Dundee and was unavailable as Alves also dropped out with a calf strain.
Both players should now return to the fold for the Scottish Premiership clash with St. Johnstone on October 13.
“Niko started with us yesterday and he will be with us today [Wednesday] again,” Caixinha told RangersTV, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“It is like a programme, two days on and one day off with Steve Walker doing the physio work.
“And Danny Wilson, he is supposed to start with us today so let’s see how it goes.”
Both have found themselves of the fringes of Caixinha’s side this season and will be looking to force their way back in to the manager’s plans over the coming weeks.
Saturday’s closed-doors game with Morton may come too soon for Kranjcar but Wilson could feature against the Cappielow side.
Caixinha’s side are currently in third place in the Scottish Premiership and trail joint-leaders Celtic and Aberdeen by six points after the first eight games.
Rangers also have a Scottish League Cup semi-final later this month when they face Motherwell at Hampden as the Gers look for their first major trophy since 2011.