Rangers 22-year-old reported injury is huge title blow
Rangers could be without left-back Declan John for a month, according to a report, after the defender picked up a groin strain in training.
Ibrox fan blog Four Lads Had a Dream, which has emerged as a hugely reliable source of news surrounding the Ibrox club in recent months, revealed the blow on Monday night on their Twitter account.
Declan John faces 4 weeks out with a groin strain, Blow for the team.
Lee Wallace is fit & ready to return to the squad, may go straight into the team tomorrow
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4Ladhadadream) February 26, 2018
John has proven to be a shrewd signing since coming into the side after injury picked up against Partick Thistle in September forced Lee Wallace to undergo surgery.
The 22-year-old Welshman has started to build a strong understanding with Jamie Murphy down the left wing, with Murphy scoring three times in his last three games.
Tuesday’s Scottish Premiership clash with St. Johnstone at McDiarmid Park might come a little too soon for Wallace to make his comeback from injury with Lee Hodson and Andy Halliday other alternatives.
Murty would certainly have preferred John to be available with the former Cardiff City star’s surging runs from defence becoming a regular feature of the Gers’ play.
Losing John is going to be a huge blow for the Ibrox giants as they look to mount a surprise title challenge and win their first major trophy since Walter Smith’s side lifted the Scottish Premiership in 2011.
In other Rangers news, controversial TalkSport host Adrian Durham has claimed that this key Celtic man must quit Parkhead at the end of the season because of the Light Blues.
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