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Rangers handed major senior player injury boost for after international break - report

Rangers defender Russell Martin has been given the all-clear to return in time for the Gers’ Scottish Premiership clash with Motherwell on March 31, according to a report.

The Daily Record claim that the 32-year-old senior player travelled to see a specialist at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham after being forced to withdraw from the Scotland squad to face Costa Rica and Hungary.

Martin played the full 90 minutes of the Gers’ 1-0 defeat by Kilmarnock on Saturday after sitting out the previous weekend’s Old Firm loss to Celtic but should return to the side against the Steelmen at Fir Park following the international break.

The on-loan Norwich defender has made nine appearances for the Ibrox giants since signing until the end of the season in January.

Football Insider verdict:

Having Martin available for the trip to Fir Park will be a big boost for Graeme Murty’s side and avoids the need to play Bruno Alves and Fabio Cardoso together. The 32-year-old has been a solid signing and has quickly made himself an important part of Murty’s side since his move from Norwich and will almost certainly start if he is fit to face Stephen Robinson’s side. With Ross McCrorie, Graham Dorrans and Lee Wallace all also set to return to action soon, the Gers are finally getting close to being at full strength with an Old Firm Scottish Cup semi-final looming.

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