Rangers have revealed that they will adhere to COVID guidelines before they announce the availability of players for the first Rangers vs Celtic game of the season. The reigning champions have been hit by COVID with manager Steven Gerrard along with six others forced to self-isolate. The last round of testing returned a number of positive test results. assistant coach Gary McAllister led Rangers through to the group stages by the skin of their teeth with a limited squad.
“We will just deal with this day-by-day and are being guided by the governing bodies,” Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister said. “Whoever is available on the day will get on with the job. I am in constant contact with the manager and we will be bolstered with some players coming back from suspension and niggling injuries.”
“There are three non-squad players available, (Juninho) Bacuna, (Brandon) Barker, and (Nikola) Katic – so there is a bit more strength & depth when we get back to Glasgow,” he added. “It is a massive game and a game that every player would love to play in, whether you’ve played with the Old Firm or are watching from the outside – it catches the imagination.”
“If you start thinking it is going to be some sort of an easier game because of disruptions they’ve had or disruptions we might have then you fall into a false trap,” Ange Postecoglou said before the Rangers vs Celtic game. “What we do know is that whatever the line-up is on Sunday they are going to be a formidable opponent. One thing we’ll never do is not respect an opponent irrespective of the build-up to a game, particularly a big game.”
Also, Read Football Scores: Motherwell 1-0 Dundee