That raised the suspicion that Ryan Jack (calf) and Brandon Barker (hamstring) could be in line for a shock return to the squad for the game, with the club now confirming their availability.
On the club’s official website, an article citing Gerrard’s presser is titled “Jack & Barker back available for Galatasaray”.
“Ryan Jack was back in full training yesterday and we made it through this session, but he will be training fully this morning because he had no reaction,” said Gerrard.
“Brandon Barker is the same, he also trained yesterday for the first time without reaction. “
The history of the Rangers website has now confirmed that this means both players will be available for the game with the Turkish giants at Ibrox tomorrow.
This is obviously a huge boost for the Ibrox club, especially in midfield, with the Gers to the bone in the middle of the park.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard also took the time to congratulate his midfielder – which consisted of Glen Kamara, Scott Arfield and Steven Davis in recent weeks – on singling out one player in particular.
Gers boss Gerrard is delighted with the performance of Canadian captain Scott Arfield who took his chance with the Light Blues.
“I think the main player I have to mention is Scott Arfield,” said Gerrard [Rangers].
“At the start of the season he was not chosen as a starter but at no time did he give up his attitude or his standards.
“He took it as a challenge, he trained harder, he trained better.
“His opportunity presented itself and he was arguably our most consistent player in the last series of games.
“He sent a clear message to everyone on the sidelines – a lot of the players are talking in the press, but Scott gave his speech on the training ground and on the pitch, which is fantastic for me. “
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