By Danny Wright

8th Dec, 2017 | 12:43pm

Rangers handed major senior player boost ahead of clash v Ross County - confirmed

Graeme Murty has confirmed that Rangers captain Lee Wallace returned to first-team training on Friday after suffering a serious groin injury.

Wallace, 30, has been out of action since mid-September after breaking down in the 2-2 draw with Partick in the Premiership but now looks back on tracks to finally make a return.

This weekend’s clash against Ross County at Ibrox has come too soon for the left-back though, but Murty is delighted with the major injury boost that the player has had.

“Lee Wallace trained today with the group for the first time. It’s too soon for him but fantastic news,” the Gers caretaker manager said as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account on Friday.

Senior player Wallace would no doubt have been a mainstay of the first-team if he had not been ruled out for so long after undergoing a groin operation.

He made just seven appearances across all competitions before his setback but may find it hard to get back into the team once he does make a full recovery.

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Declan John has been in superb form in Wallace’s absence as he has widely become seen as one of the best signings Pedro Caixinha made on the summer when the Welshman was brought in on loan from Cardiff.

John is likely to continue playing at left-back this weekend against Ross County with Lee Hodson and Myles Beerman potential candidates to play there should anything happen to the Cardiff loanee.

In other Rangers news, Alan Brazil has said what makes him feel sick about the Gers.

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