Former Rangers defender Alan Hutton believes Steven Davis’s injury could be a “massive blow” for the Light Blues following his absence in the League Cup final on Sunday.
The Northern Ireland international suffered a foot injury in the 2-2 draw against Aberdeen last week and subsequently missed the 1-0 defeat to Celtic at Hampden Park. Manager Steven Gerrard suggested he could be sidelined for a few games, which Hutton thinks will be a major concern:
“I think it’s a massive blow. It was even a massive blow to hear he wouldn’t start (against Celtic) to be honest. He works behind-the-scenes, flies under-the-radar a little bit as you have all these guys scoring goals, you have Kent, Morelos, Ryan Jack and all these guys getting goals, but he (Davis) just goes about his business.”
“He marshals the midfield and keeps Rangers ticking. He’s been playing brilliantly and I was devastated to hear he wouldn’t be playing, I’m just hoping he’s not out too long.”
Rangers face Young Boys in a crucial game on Thursday that could see them progress to the knockout stages of the Europa League. Davis’s experience could have helped them navigate the vital match tomorrow night and his absence will be keenly felt.
He may well also miss the Gers’ next league fixture against Motherwell on Sunday, which will be a must-win game as they look to keep pace with Celtic after dropping points last time out at Pittodrie.