Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has given an update regarding injuries ahead of tomorrow’s match against Aberdeen.
James Tavernier and Jermain Defoe could be missing from the squad after missing training on Friday. Gerrard confirmed the news in his pre-match press conference:
“We have a couple of doubts at the moment. Tav and Jermain Defoe are doubts and won’t be seen in training today.”
“Everyone else is fine. Tav jarred his knee in training yesterday and Jermain has a little bit of tightness in a muscle. We are hoping they will both be available.”
With Alfredo Morelos still suspended, Rangers will likely turn to Kyle Lafferty, who was an unused substitute against Motherwell last weekend.
In terms of long-term injuries, winger Jamie Murphy is unlikely to play before the end of the season, according to Gerrard. The former Brighton player has missed most of the campaign with an anterior knee ligament injury he picked up back in August.
There is better news for another long-term absentee, though, with midfielder Graham Dorrans having played for the reserves in a behind closed door’s friendly against Liverpool’s Under 23s earlier this week.
The 31-year-old has been out for seven months after undergoing knee surgery but does have a chance of making his first-team return before the final game of the season.