Rangers defender Filip Helander is back in full training as the #3m Swedish global is set to return from a 3-month lay-off.
The big defender picked up a particularly rare foot injury in the Betfred Cup Final defeat to Celtic in December.
He’s been sorely missed as a calamity of defensive mistakes have all but surrendered another two trophies to our opponents.
Steven Gerrard stated that he had the big defender back as soon as possible after Nikola Katic fluffed his lines at the draw against St. Johnstone.
It’s created this belief that Helander is just one of the great hopes of changing our woeful domestic form around.
Nevertheless the big defender’s return may come a little too late with Rangers toiling domestically and the club 13 points off Celtic.
Steven Gerrard has also warned he needs time to build up his fitness.
“Helander is back in full training now, his first semester back, which is positive news for us,” said Gerrard [Rangers].
“It is too soon for Helander [Ross County], for obvious reasons.
“That is 12 weeks now since he has been out with that severe injury so he is going to want some time on the training pitch to construct his fitness levels up and receive back his feeling.
“But we need him back available as fast as we can so we will analyse how he appears in training during the next four, five times and make a decision from there”.
Let’s hope the big Swede can return in the team and help inspire a transformation in our defensive performances.
But so far as salvaging our national season goes the #3m defender is going to do very nicely to turn around a collapse on home land that has seen Rangers fall points in five league games and depart the Scottish Cup to Hearts.
Helander is looking increasingly like a considerable miss for this squad and his lack a significant contributor as to why this effort has all-but-collapsed in fourteen days.