Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack has revealed that he is taking nothing for granted in his battle to return to first-team football.
The 26-year-old is fully fit once again after being out since December with a knee injury, and he has vowed to learn from everything he has had to overcome in his short Gers career, which includes being sent-off three times – and having two of those decisions rescinded.
“Obviously it’s not nice but, as I say, it’s one of those things that’s happened. I’ve done my rehab, I’ve done everything right, I’ve left no stone unturned and it’s got me back to where I am now” he said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“To be honest it’s done and nothing I say now is going to change that but obviously it was a frustrating period for myself to be missing games through suspension.
“Then obviously after that I got the bad injury and the season is done, there’s no going back. But hopefully that’s in the past and I can move forward.”
Before his knee injury Jack had been a first-team regular for the Gers, making 21 appearances for the Light Blues.
Football Insider verdict
Ryan Jack is being sensible with his attitude towards the upcoming season. He wants to forget about all the issues he had last season, particularly his red card problems. In a way he was very unlucky, as he did have two of the red cards quashed on appeal, but he did end up with a three game ban from the red card decision which wasn’t rescinded. Steven Gerrard might see some of himself in the combative midfielder, and he himself had some disciplinary issues in his time at Liverpool. But if he is able to get Jack to harness his energy into overcoming the odds he has had to face, then the player could be a hugely valuable addition to the Gers squad. He was a very consistent performer for the Light Blues last season before his injury, and if he is able to avoid red cards and keep fit he could be a key figure for Gerrard’s side next season.
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