'No change': Ryan Jack in dark over future as he puts focus on winning two trophies with Ibrox club
The midfielder might have expected to have won more with the Ibrox side since joining from Aberdeen in 2017. He has a league title medal to his name as well as a Scottish Cup winner’s medal but otherwise has suffered some disappointing outcomes on the domestic front, including losing a League Cup semi-final to Aberdeen in 2018.
The teams meet again at Hampden on Sunday in the same stage of the same competition. The 30-year-old midfielder already has a League Cup winner’s medal from his time at Pittodrie. Jack is out of contract this summer but is determined to concentrate on bringing more silverware to Rangers before concentrating on his own future.
The Ibrox side also have a Scottish Cup fourth round tie against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park to negotiate next weekend in a significant month for new manager Michael Beale, who has been linked with loan moves for midfield pair Tom Davies and Todd Cantwell.
That news clearly has relevance for Jack, who is currently free to speak to other clubs. He reports no discussions about a new contract at Ibrox to date.
“Nothing has changed since the last time I spoke to the media,” said Jack. “Everything is still the same. There’s been nothing. Look, I’ve said it before, I just want to play every game and as many as I can, work as hard as I can. When the time comes we’ll sit down and we’ll speak. But it’s not the time yet. I just want to focus on doing well for the club, trying to play every week and staying fit.”
Jack lost a League Cup final against Celtic in 2019 during Steven Gerrard’s time in charge, when Beale was first-team coach. The midfielder agrees it was often a case of what-might-have-been during that spell, when he says he played the best football of his career. “We obviously had a few sore ones in the cups during that time,” said Jack. “As a club and a squad of players we’ve been looking to put that right. Obviously last year we won the Scottish Cup and we want to win both cups again this year too.”