Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack has been sidelined with a knee injury since December which has ended his season – and the 26-year-old risks being forgotten about if the Gers appoint a new manager in the summer.
Jack was a mainstay under Graeme Murty and Pedro Caixinha, but with a new manager coming in looking more and more likely to happen, Jack’s extended spell on the sidelines could make things difficult is a new man comes in.
Most managers will look to add their own players and build their own squad, if Jack has any setback – even minor ones – that see him unable to start pre-season training with the rest of the squad then any new manager could easily look to replace him.
Jordan Rossiter has found himself in a similar situation after spending so long out – Jack is ostensibly a replacement for the former Liverpool youngster – and now the former Aberdeen captain could be next.
Jack was one of the Gers better performers in the early part of the season but his absence has left him on the outside looking in as Murty’s side put together a fantastic run of form ahead of the recent Old Firm clash.
The 26-year-old should be part of the plans for any new Gers manager moving forward but – like his original injury – all it needs is one tiny piece of bad luck to completely throw his comeback plans into disarray.
In other Rangers news, the club must blow Celtic out of the water to sign the next Moussa Dembele.