Glasgow Rangers gear up for a tricky test this afternoon as they travel to face Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership.
The Light Blues will be brimming with confidence after thrashing St Mirren 5-2 last week but know they face a sterner challenge against the on-form Dons, who have won their last six league matches.
Rangers manager Michael Beale is expected to keep faith with the same starting eleven but confirmed some players are returning from injury.
“Wright is back in the squad. Lowry returns to training tomorrow. Goldson and Kent will make it next weekend. Colak will be touch and go. Jack will be out for three/four weeks,” Beale said.
The return of Goldson and Kent will be a boost ahead of next week’s Old Firm Scottish Cup semi-final.
However, losing midfield dynamo Ryan Jack for up to a month is a blow, especially as he was hitting his stride.
To fill the void, Beale may turn to Glen Kamara, who has barely featured this season under previous boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst but has played 16 times since Beale took over in November. The Finnish midfielder will be chomping at the bit for another start.
Kamara’s main rival John Lundstram has struggled for form recently and hasn’t posted an average rating higher than 7 out of 10 in his last five games according to analytics site Sofascore.
The £21,000-a-week Finnish was hailed as a “monster” by former Gers manager Steven Gerrard but needs to up his game.
Glen Kamara ready to step up as Rangers midfield enforcer
Kamara has shown flashes of brilliance this year, including a man-of-the-match display against Hearts in February where he controlled proceedings, taking 71 touches and completing 92% of passes.
He also won four tackles and 8 out of 10 duels. More performances like that would prove he deserves another shot as Beale’s midfield enforcer.
If given the nod this afternoon, the 27-year-old will aim to repay his manager’s faith and help the Gers return to winning ways on the road.
Three points would keep the pressure on Celtic at the summit as we enter the business end of the season.
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