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Aaron Ramsey could make Rangers debut in Hearts clash

Jude Summerfield
Ramsey joined Rangers from Juventus on loan
Ramsey joined Rangers from Juventus on loan / Visionhaus/GettyImages
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Aaron Ramsey could make his Rangers debut in Sunday's Scottish Premiership clash with Hearts.

The Welshman made the loan switch from Juventus on deadline day but wasn't available to face Celtic on Wednesday, instead watching from the stands as the Gers suffered a chastening 3-0 Old Firm defeat.

He is short of match fitness after a few difficult years in Turin, having not been afforded many opportunities this term by Bianconeri manager Massimiliano Allegri, but took part in full training with the rest of the Rangers squad on Friday.

Manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst has now revealed the former Arsenal star could be available for the clash with Hearts on Sunday.

"He's looking good. It's been a while since he had a team session, he had been training a lot by himself," the former Netherlands international told Sky Sports.

"He's doing good, he trained today and tomorrow will train again so hopefully he can feature in the game on Sunday."

Van Bronckhorst also has striker Alfredo Morelos available again. The Colombian was away on international duty but was not named in the squad for either of their World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Argentina.

Colombia look set to miss out on the global showpiece in Qatar, currently sitting seventh in CONMEBOL qualifying, four points off the inter-confederation play-offs with just two games remaining.

On Morelos, Van Bronckhorst added: "I'm happy just to have him in the squad again.

"He's a striker, a lot of movement and balls up front go to Alfredo so I'm really happy that he's back because he gives us a lot of quality up front."

Wednesday's loss saw Rangers usurped by Celtic at the top of the Premiership as the two sides scrap it out for the title.


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