Warburton delivers fitness update on key Rangers pair
By Dominic Toner
Rangers manager Mark Warburton has revealed that midfielders Jordan Rossiter and Josh Windass will both return from injury in the next two weeks.
The duo will miss the club’s home match against Hearts on Saturday as they look to avenge a 2-0 defeat from November.
Rossiter, 19, has been sidelined with a long-term calf injury and has made just six appearances this season, but began the campaign in Warburton’s starting line up.
Windass, 22, has been unable to play due to a thigh injury and is regarded as one of the club’s best young players.
Warburton has claimed that the two players are both close to a return and they could be eyeing a comeback against Hamilton on 16 December.
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“Jordan Rossiter will be 7-10 days and Josh Windass is 4-5 days away. Other than that we’re fit,” Warburton said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
MW: Jordan Rossiter will be 7-10 days and Josh Windass is 4-5 days away. Other than that we're fit.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) December 8, 2016
Rossiter moved to Ibrox in the summer from Liverpool and showed good potential before his injury setback.
The central midfielder made five senior appearances during his time at Anfield and the England youngster will hope to break into the Rangers first team.
Windass has missed the club’s last two games through injury, but is emerging as one of their best central midfielders.
He faces tough competition for a starting role with Rossiter, Barrie McKay, Andy Halliday, Matt Crooks and Jason Holt all vying for a spot.
In other Rangers team news, Chris Sutton named the club’s defender in his team of the week.