By Matt Farr
Rangers trio Lee Wallace, Niko Kranjcar and Jordan Rossiter have been pictured on their return to first-team training following lengthy spells on the sidelines.
The photos were published in a Daily Record report, and revealed that the crocked stars had taken a major step towards their full recovery ahead of the new season by taking part in a full Rangers training session on Monday.
First-team players at the Scottish club are being put through their paces just two weeks’ after their final match of the 2016-17 season, with their Europa League campaign set to begin at the end of the month.
But the most pleasing news for Rangers fans was that Rossiter, Kranjcar and Wallace were all pictured taking part in the session at Auchenhowie.
Rossiter was plagued by injuries after arriving at Ibrox from Liverpool last summer, and was restricted to just six appearances.
Meanwhile, Kranjcar – who also arrived at the club a year ago – saw his season cut short with a ruptured cruciate ligament after just 15 matches.
Club captain Wallace, on the other hand, was a more short-term absentee, but his return to the setup will be a welcome sign after youngster Myles Beerman struggled in his absence.
The Scotland international full-back missed the final eight league games of Rangers’ season, after he was ruled out in order to undergo stomach surgery.
However, they could feature for Rangers at the end of the month on their return to European competitions, and should be in excellent shape when the domestic season kicks-off in several months’ time.
In other Rangers news, a transfer for this midfielder is on the cards after comments from manager Graham Alexander.