Rangers handed big injury boost ahead of Aberdeen trip but fresh blow with scan for midfielder Steven Davis
Centre-half Goldson has not played for the Ibrox club since injuring his thigh in a Champions League match against Liverpool in early October, but the Englishman is back in contention. “Connor Goldson will come back into the squad tomorrow,” confirmed Beale in his pre-match press conference, which will be a massive boost given Rangers’ troubles at the back during his absence.
Croatian duo Borna Barisic and Antonio Colak, however, will not be available for selection. Barisic is back in Croatia on leave after being part of the country’s third-place finish at the World Cup, while Colak is still struggling with injury. “Borna is back in Croatia, we hope to have him back for the Motherwell game [on December 28],” said Beale. “Colak is not available, he will be on Friday [against Ross County],” added the manager.
There was further bad news on the injury front, with Beale revealing that veteran midfielder Steven Davis has picked up a knock. “Davis is away for a scan for a small injury, he is the only fresh injury,” said Beale. It means that in addition to the aforementioned trio, Rangers will be without Ridvan Yilmaz, Filip Helander, John Souttar, Ianis Hagi, Tom Lawrence and Kemar Roofe due to fitness issues as they try to bridge the nine-point gap with leaders Celtic in the league.