Monday 16 September 2019

Gerrard fears duo will miss Killies crunch

Steven Gerrard. Pic: PA
Steven Gerrard. Pic: PA

Steven Gerrard fears he may have to do without key duo Scott Arfield and Ryan Jack for Rangers' Scottish Cup replay with Kilmarnock.

The midfield pair missed Saturday's sorry stalemate with St Johnstone as Gers - already without banned top scorer Alfredo Morelos - lacked the inspiration to break down Tommy Wright's team.

Gerrard refused to blame the Ibrox 0-0 on the fact his big trio were sidelined but the Light Blues lacked the energy all three provide.

Morelos will be back for Wednesday's fifth-round clash with Killie but Gerrard fears Arfield and Jack will again be forced to sit out the visit of Steve Clarke's men.

The Rangers boss said: "Arfield has a chance but it's not a good one. Jack blocked a tackle at Kilmarnock and twisted his ankle, so is a big doubt.''

St Johnstone bounced back from five straight defeats - including a 5-0 Celtic cup pasting - to grab a point.

Boss Wright said: "Not many teams could take a beating at Celtic then come here and almost win."

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