Rangers boss Mark Warburton has been left frustrated after seeing promising midfielder Jordan Rossiter suffer another a set-back in his fight for fitness.
The summer signing from Liverpool has nursing a calf injury, having not played since late August when he hobbled off against Kilmarnock.
It’s the third time Rangers have had to push back his recovery time, having originally expected him to return in September’s 0-0 draw with Ross County, and then the Betfred Cup semi-final against Celtic the following month.
“Jordan is getting there, he had a small set-back and there is a lot of work being done with him,” said Warburton.
“Jordan is a boy who just wants to play football. His ability is more than evident to anyone who has seen him play this season.
“The frustration is obvious, but he’s working hard and these things happen, these frustrations come with the game.
“Jordan is very frustrated at the moment, but there is no doubt his quality is there and we’ll see it sooner rather than later I’m sure.”
Meanwhile, Warburton has is hopeful of the long-term recovery prospects of Niko Kranjcar after the midfielder underwent successful surgery to repair a cruciate knee ligament injury.