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12th Dec, 2017 | 1:29pm

Murty details injury updates on key Rangers duo, one sees specialist

Interim Rangers boss Graeme Murty has given an injury update on crocked Rangers duo Graham Dorrans and Ross McCrorie.

Midfielder Dorrans has been out of action since picking up an ankle injury during the 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock in October that sealed Pedro Caixinha’s fate as manager while McCrorie limped off in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Ross County.

With Ryan Jack suspended and Jordan Rossiter out indefinitely, Murty is short on midfielders for the trip to Easter Road to face Neil Lennon’s Hibs on Wednesday night so to be without the key first-team duo of McCrorie and Dorrans leaves him with a major selection headache.

The interim boss revealed that Dorrans has no timescale on his recovery while admitting that although he was hopeful that McCrorie would be fit, the club wouldn’t be taking any risks with the 19-year-old.

“Ross McCrorie is currently doubtful,” Murty said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account. “He didn’t train today.

“We don’t want to put too much pressure on him because he’s only young. We’ll make a decision closer to the game.”

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He added: “We don’t have a comeback date for Graham Dorrans yet.

“He is seeing a specialist today.”

McCrorie was replaced by fellow Academy graduate Jamie Barjonas in the second-half of the 2-1 win over Owen Coyle’s side at Ibrox on Saturday as Murty continued to show faith in the club’s homegrown talent.

The win restored the Gers’ to second place in the Scottish Premiership –  Aberdeen played on Friday night overtook them for loss then 24 hours – and helped close the gap on leaders Celtic to five points.

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