Rangers boss Graeme Murty has refused to completely rule out key player Ryan Jack from Saturday’s Old Firm clash despite being stretchered off in the 2-0 win over Motherwell on Wednesday.
Jack was thought to have no chance of making the trip to Celtic Park but Murty revealed he would be given “every chance” to prove his fitness.
The former Aberdeen captain had been Rangers’ best player up until he was forced off by Cedric Kipre’s horror challenge.
Murty revealed that Jack was “sore” but admitted it would be “great” to have him available for the trip to the east end of Glasgow.
“Ryan Jack is sore, he is in the treatment room at the moment, currently having some ice and compression and our physios are taking very good care of him,” Murty said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“We don’t know a time frame, it is too soon to say, it is very sensitive and it is very tender, he took a sore one last night. We will look at him and make a judgement on him closer to the time.
“We’ll see how he recovers and if there is a potential for him to be involved then that would be great but if there isn’t we will be disappointed. We will give the player every chance.”
Jack has had a stop-start first six months to his Rangers career with four red cards limiting the midfielder’s appearances.
Two of the four dismissals were later rescinded by the Scottish FA although Jack has only just returned to the side after completing a three-match ban.
The 25-year-old has made 21 appearances since swapping Pittodrie for Ibrox over the summer and also picked up his first Scotland cap shortly after moving to Rangers.
If Jack does miss the trip to Celtic Park he’ll join a lengthy injury list at Ibrox including Graham Dorrans, Lee Wallace, Kenny Miller, Jak Alnwick and Jordan Rossiter.
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