By Frank McAvennie

7th Oct, 2021 | 12:56pm

Ryan Jack is 'massive loss' to Rangers as injury expert reveals latest - pundit

Frank McAvennie insists Ryan jack’s return from injury can’t come soon enough for Rangers.

The former Celtic hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted to the latest on the midfielder.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard revealed Jack would return to the training pitch “any day now”, as quoted by the Glasgow Times on 24 September.

However,injury expert and Football Insider pundit Ben Dinnery expects Jack to return in November.

The defensive midfielder, 29, has been absent with a calf injury since February.

Dinnery explained Rangers are currently “ticking off their last boxes in the recovery process.”

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McAvennie claims Jack’s return can’t come soon enough after issues with the Gers’ midfield this season.

“He’s a very good player, there’s no doubt about it,” McAvennie told Football Insider‘s Ben Wild.

“People were saying he shouldn’t be in the Scotland team but when he was in there he was solid.

“He adds so much to whoever he plays for. He’s a massive loss and I think Rangers have missed him this season.

“Rangers have had a few issues in that midfield this season so they can’t get him back soon enough.

“It adds more competition for places and that can only be a good thing.

“They just need to make sure they can keep him fit after so long on the sidelines.”

Jack has made 130 appearances for Rangers and played a pivotal role in last season’s title win.

The Gers are next in action against Hearts after the international break.

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