By Russell Edge

7th May, 2018 | 8:56pm

Report: Rangers sweat over star duo in race against time for season-defining clash v Aberdeen

Rangers have been left sweating over star duo Josh Windass and Jason Cummings as they face a race against time to feature against Aberdeen on Tuesday night, according to a report.

The Daily Record claim on their website that Windass, who missed the club’s 1-0 win over Kilmarnock at the weekend with a knock, is hoping to have recovered in time while Cummings is also doubtful after his illness which forced him off at the half time break at Ibrox.

The away clash against the Dons is a season defining match in the Light Blues’ hopes of a second placed finish, currently sitting a point behind in third with just two games left to play.

Football Insider verdict

Rangers could do with as many of their star men available and caretaker managers Jimmy Nicholl and Jonatan Johansson will be desperate to have the attacking pair back and fighting fit for what is as near a must-win showdown as they will have faced in recent years. Finishing second to Aberdeen will represent no progress whatsoever and will have to be deemed a failure of a campaign, while finishing second will at least give the Gers some sense that they are moving in the right direction, no matter how slowly that might be. With Steven Gerrard now just weeks away from taking charge, this is the chance for the senior squad to prove that he is not taking over the third best team in Scotland but the second – and that is a crucial mental note going into the summer. They cannot afford to lose at Pittodrie, while a draw will leave their fate out of their hands.

In other Rangers news, Steven Gerrard could hand one outcast a shock second chance at Ibrox this summer.

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