An injury update has emerged regarding Glasgow Rangers midfielder John Lundstram ahead of the weekend’s Premiership action, and it could come as a concern for Michael Beale at Ibrox.

What’s the latest injury news involving John Lundstram?

The English midfielder, who turns 29 tomorrow, was substituted in the Light Blues’ most recent league clash after incurring an ankle injury and missed the Gers’ subsequent Scottish Cup tie.

However, Beale spoke to the media before the Premiership clash away to Livingston tomorrow, providing a tentative update on the 28-year-old’s fitness.

The Rangers boss said: “Lundstram is touch and go for the weekend.”

Will John Lundstram be fit to play for Rangers?

Saturday’s game might come just too soon for Lundstram judging by Beale’s comments to the media, and with the League Cup final against Celtic just nine days away, the 42-year-old may wish to ensure that the Englishman is fighting fit for that match instead of risking him on Livingston’s artificial pitch.

The 28-year-old has been in outstanding form this season under both Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Beale, becoming an integral part of the Rangers midfield.

Across 25 Premiership appearances this term, Lundstram has averaged a Sofascore rating of 7.07/10, ranking him not only as the Light Blues’ seventh-best performer but also as the joint-20th best player in the Scottish top fight, underlining his importance to Beale.

His all-round ability has been on show this season, with the player scoring five times, taking 80.8 touches per game and having a 90% pass success rate, not only content with improving his goal tally but also controlling the play in midfield and utilising his combative style to great effect.

The £22k-per-week maestro has also chipped in with 1.2 tackles and 1.1 interceptions per match and has won 3.3 duels per game, with his defensive ability adding an extra layer of protection in front of the Rangers defence.

Former Ibrox defender Maurice Ross praised Lundstram last year, hailing him as the “cornerstone” of the team. The Englishman has certainly justified that billing during the season so far, and it will be a big blow for Beale if the birthday boy is unable to take to the pitch tomorrow.


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