By James Black

Rangers have been given an injury boost as Fabio Cardoso returned to first-team training after undergoing surgery on his broken nose.

The 23-year-old defender has been out since his nose was shattered by Motherwell’s Ryan Bowman during the Scottish League Cup semi-final last month.

With Bruno Alves also missing out through suspension, Danny Wilson and Ross McCrorie have formed an impressive partnership at the heart of Rangers’ defence in recent weeks.

Cardoso seems to be really enjoying life in Scotland so far – and regularly updates fans on social media – and let Gers supporters know he was back in training after

“Good to be back,” Cardoso wrote in a Tweet on his personal account which was accompanied by a picture of him training on Monday morning.

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Before his injury, Cardoso had been a mainstay in the Gers starting XI but could face a fight to get his place back for this weekend’s Scottish Premiership clash with Hamilton.

Since moving to Ibrox from Vitoria Setubal over the summer, Cardoso has made 14 appearances across all competitions for the Light Blues and is yet to score his first goal for the club.

Cardoso signed a three-year deal with the Ibrox giants when he became a part of Pedro Caixinha’s huge summer overhaul of the first-team squad.

In other Rangers news, this top-flight winger has given an emphatic response to being asked when he will join the Light Blues.

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