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Sport Leon Balogun injury update as Rangers boss Steven Gerrard rules defender out

13:15  14 august  2020
13:15  14 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

Balogun makes Rangers debut, Aribo shines in victory over Aberdeen

  Balogun makes Rangers debut, Aribo shines in victory over Aberdeen The Nigeria internationals featured prominently as the Gers began their campaign with a victory at Pittodrie StadiumThe 32-year-old defender joined the Ibrox Stadium outfit from Championship side Wigan Athletic after reaching the end of his short-term contract with the Latics.

Leon Balogun has agreed to join Rangers after the defender became a free agent. Manager Steven Gerrard has brought in the Nigeria cap on a two-year deal. The centre-back has been brought in as cover with fellow stopper Nikola Katic out injured for the foreseeable future.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is hoping to have Jon Flanagan back in full training in a week’s time, he Gerrard , happy that the player is returning ahead of schedule, is now hoping to give the defender game The Ibrox boss told Rangers .co.uk: “Jon Flanagan is progressing really well; he is

Rangers will be without new boy Leon Balogun after he picked up a quad injury against St Johnstone on Wednesday night.

The centre back has started his Ibrox career well but was replaced at half time by Filip Helander during the 3-0 win.

And now Steven Gerrard has revealed he will miss Sunday's game against Livingston, with the club awaiting scan results before determining the full extent of the problem.

The Rangers boss is yet to decide on who will replace him with George Edmundson and Filip Helander both impressing during their time on the pitch so far this season.

Rangers beat Aberdeen as Steven Gerrard shuts down Alfredo Morelos question

  Rangers beat Aberdeen as Steven Gerrard shuts down Alfredo Morelos question Rangers kicked off the new Scottish Premiership season with a 1-0 win over Aberdeen The Rangers striker is the subject of interest from Lille, with a £17m expected from the Ligue 1 side.

Steven Gerrard has revealed that Ryan Jack has suffered a calf injury in Rangers ’ defeat by Hearts this afternoon. The Gers missed a great chance to move two points behind Scottish And the Rangers boss admitted to the club’s official channel that it’s a calf problem, but couldn’t reveal the severity of it.

Steven Gerrard admits he expects Alfredo Morelos will never understand being subbed after he wrapped his talisman up in cotton wool. Morelos appeared desperate to add to that tally but, with Jermain Defoe injured , his manager was taking no chances ahead of next week's Premiership opener

Gerrard will also have Kemar Roofe available again despite a poor challenge on the Rangers new boy from Jason Kerr, although he's likely to be left on the bench again.

He said: "Leon Balogun won't be available for the weekend, he has a small quad problem and we are waiting on results from a scan.

"Filip Helander played great at the weekend and George Edmundson had a great pre-season so I will make a decision at the weekend.

"Kemar Roofe is okay after that severe challenge. It is important to understand he is in a pre-season schedule with us at the moment, for example, he had a double session yesterday but he will still be available for selection on the weekend although most likely from the bench."

Ryan Kent has started the season in fine form and grabbed a brilliant goal against Saints on Wednesday evening.

And Gerrard admits he’s loving the former Liverpool youngster being so happy in his game and playing without fear.

He added: "We want Ryan (Kent) to play with freedom and go and express himself, he is smiling, sharp, and enjoying his football and posting numbers in terms of goals and assists after the benefit of a full pre-season."

Steven Gerrard makes Alfredo Morelos admission as Rangers brace for new Lille transfer offer .
The striker may not face Kilmarnock on Saturday after becoming unsettled.The Ligue 1 side had a bid rejected for El Bufalo earlier this month, later signing Jonathan David in a £27million deal from Gent.

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