By Laura O'Leary

22nd Nov, 2017 | 3:04pm

Murty confirms double fitness boost ahead of Rangers v Dundee

Graeme Murty has provided updates on five Rangers players including Lee Wallace ahead of Friday’s league game against Dundee.

In an interview with the club’s official website, the caretaker manager revealed that he was happy with Wallace’s progress as he has stepped up his comeback regime and that Alves could make his return on Friday.

The Rangers captain has been out of action since September having only lasted 12 minutes in the 2-2 draw against Partick Thistle due to sustaining an injury.

The defender has been limited to five appearances in the Scottish Premiership this season due to his injury and is not due back until 2018.

However, Murty stated: “Lee Wallace is doing some really good numbers, it is encouraging seeing him open up and seeing him hit the speeds which he is hitting at the moment.”

While the news isn’t one of an earlier comeback date, it is a positive message for Gers fans with their captain being particularly missed due to other injuries to the defence such as Bruno Alves and Lee Hodson.

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Alves missed Rangers’ last game against Hamilton, with some reports suggesting he refused to sit on the bench, but it later emerged he had an issue with his back.

Murty revealed that the defender could be fit for Friday’s game, saying it was a “day-by-day” process for him.

Murty also revealed that Lee Hodson had a bruised foot and that they are currently monitoring his injury.

The caretaker manager also provided updates on his currently ruled out midfielders Jordan Rossiter and Graham Dorrans but referred to both their situations as an “ongoing process.”

The Light Blues are aiming to bounce back with a win against Dundee on Friday after suffering a disappointing defeat to Hamilton in their last game.

In other Rangers news, the Gers are set to offer a lucrative new deal to one of their youngsters.

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