Rangers defensive duo sidelined through injury

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Rangers will be without the services of Bruno Alves and Ross McCrorie for the upcoming running of games after both players were struck down by injury, The Scottish Sun reports.

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Ross McCrorie will be out of action for seven weeks. Picture: SNS

Ross McCrorie will be out of action for seven weeks. Picture: SNS

Alves, who limped out of Rangers’ last competitive match, the 0-0 draw with Celtic, has a tear in his calf and won’t be available around mid-February.

The injury may dent the Ibrox club’s hopes of selling the Portuguese centre-half in the January transfer window.

It will be an even longer wait to see Ross McCrorie back in action after the highly-rated 19-year-old aggravated a problem with his foot during the club’s winter break in Florida.

The natural centre-back, who’s been starring in midfield of late, will be action of action for seven weeks.

He sustained the knock during December’s 2-1 victory over Ross County. It now seems the extent of the damage was much worse than first thought.

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