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Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack reveals frustration over injury woes

Ross Jackson
Apr 3, 2021, 11:45 AM GMT+1
Ryan Jack concedes he's endured a 'frustrating few months' on the sidelines
Ryan Jack concedes he's endured a 'frustrating few months' on the sidelines | Quality Sport Images/Getty Images
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Ryan Jack has revealed his frustration at being sidelined through injury since February, saying he's 'absolutely gutted' to have missed so much of Rangers' triumphant league campaign.

The midfielder was a surprise inclusion in Steve Clarke's Scotland squad for their March internationals - having not featured for his club since 21 February - though he was later forced to withdraw due to a niggling calf issue.

The 29-year-old had to watch from the sidelines as Rangers clinched their first Sottish Premiership title since 2011 in March, and he's taken to his personal Instagram page to express his frustration at being out for so long, adding that he couldn't wait to start playing again.

"Absolutely gutted to still be out injured, it's been a frustrating few months. Can't wait to pull on this jersey again," he wrote.

Rangers assistant boss Gary McAllister recently provided an update on the midfielder's fitness issues.

"Ryan has been down in London seeing some specialists," he said as reported by the Scottish Sun. "We're obviously just trying to get some further investigations to get to the bottom of Ryan's problem, so we'll wait for the results of that.”

Club captain James Tavernier has also been sidelined for a number of weeks through injury,

James Tavernier has also been ruled out for a number of weeks
James Tavernier has also been ruled out for a number of weeks | BSR Agency/Getty Images

The right-back has been in scintillating form this season - notching 11 goals and ten assists in his 29 Scottish Premiership outings - and he was a huge miss as Rangers were dumped out of the Europa League last 16 by Slavia Prague last month.

McAllister confirmed the 29-year-old is now back training with his teammates and his return to the first-team squad shouldn't be too far away.

“The positive on Tav is that he's back on the grass and that was nice to see yesterday. He's out there training on his own with the physios but that's a big positive. He's getting closer and closer."

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