Rangers injury blow is major worry for senior Ibrox star
Rangers captain Lee Wallace has suffered another “flare up” of the injury which has kept him out of action since September – and the news is a big blow for the Ibrox giants.
Wallace hasn’t featured since limping out against Partick Thistle and after, Murty confirmed his latest setback as quoted by Andy Newport, it will see him almost certainly ruled out of next month’s Old Firm clash with Celtic at Hampden.
Graeme Murty confirms Jordan Rossiter, Graham Dorrans and Ross McCrorie return to #Rangers squad for tomorrow’s game at Motherwell. Lee Wallace suffered “flare up” of existing injury but expected back soon pic.twitter.com/IDqvdSILBK
— Andy Newport (@AndyNewportPA) March 30, 2018
The Gers senior star has been ably replaced by Declan John in the starting XI but with only Lee Hodson and Andy Halliday available as alternatives, it limits the Light Blues’ tactical choices and leaves John stuck at left-back.
It’s not the first setback Wallace has suffered since originally being injured either, with the 30-year-old originally expected back around the winter break.
Wallace has been a vital player for the Gers since his move from Hearts in 2011 but has really struggled with injuries over the last couple of seasons and it could now be reaching a point where the left-back simply isn’t up to the demands of playing week in week out.
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The addition of John has undoubtedly taken the strain off Wallace this season but the struggle the defender is seemingly having getting fit should be a concern to everyone at Ibrox.