Major Rangers midfielder boost for upcoming fixtures - confirmed
By James Black
Rangers star Ryan Jack has had a second red card overturned by the Scottish FA and will now be free to face Partick Thistle on Saturday, it has been confirmed.
The Scottish FA announced that Jack’s appeal had been successful on their official website on Thursday, which is no doubt a major boost for the Gers ahead of their upcoming fixtures in which he could have been suspended.
The 25-year-old was sent off against Kilmarnock during a crazy five minutes when Rangers had Jack dismissed then missed a penalty before Kilmarnock went straight up the pitch and equalised.
Jack previously had a red card overturned after an altercation with Hibs’ Anthony Stokes at the start of the campaign.
The dismissal was the midfielder’s third of the season and the decision by the Scottish FA’s disciplinary board that the referee got the call wrong leaves serious questions over the ability of officials in Scotland.
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The ex-Aberdeen ace was dismissed after clashing with former Rangers defender Kirk Broadfoot in the 90th minute at Ibrox on Wednesday night.
Broadfoot made a number of attempts to stand on Jack’s feet before going down theatrically and clutching his face.
Jack was originally booked before the referee took advice from the fourth official and returning to issue a straight red card.
The 25-year-old will now almost certainly face Partick Thistle on Saturday before joining up with the Scotland squad for next week’s friendly with The Netherlands at Pittodrie.
The game proved to be Pedro Caixinha’s last as Rangers manager with the Portuguese boss sacked the following day.
In other Rangers news, an Ibrox legend was delighted to see Kenny Miller back in the starting XI.