Rangers face further worries following their shock Ramsdens Cup final defeat as star player Lee Wallace battles to recover from injury ahead of their biggest match of the season.
The Scotland left-back went off with a hip flexor problem midway through the second half of Rangers’ 1-0 defeat by Raith Rovers at Easter Road. Wallace underwent treatment at Murray Park yesterday and Rangers say he has not been ruled out of Saturday’s William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final against Dundee United at Ibrox. But the club say it remains to be seen how likely he is to face United.
Pre-match injury doubts Jon Daly, Ian Black and Nicky Law came through the game unscathed, while David Templeton (groin) and Andy Little (thigh) will push to make the semi-final after missing the extra-time loss to Championship side Raith.
The players who did make the game will also have to pick themselves up after they struggled to break down a resilient Raith side.
But their abject display in Leith is the latest in a long line of underwhelming performances which have led some fans to question Ally McCoist’s management. Striker Daly, though, insists that the League 1 champions should still have had enough to triumph.
“I wouldn’t say the result has been coming,” the Irishman said.
“A lot of teams set up to frustrate and defend well and deep and Raith defended magnificently. .
“It’s massively disappointing for us and we must try and learn from it.”