Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst revealed that Aaron Ramsey and Kemar Roofe could return for their Europa League second leg match against RB Leipzig. They have been out since their win over Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final last month. Rangers were beaten 1-0 in Germany and will look to overcome the deficit at the Ibrox this Thursday.
“It depends on how the training will go. When they got injured we all knew that they would work towards the game tomorrow [Thursday],” Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst said about Aaron Ramsey and Kemar Roofe. “Of course, I will wait as long as possible, but the most important thing for me is that they are physically able to play a part in tomorrow’s game, that is always the deciding factor. We still have one day to prepare. Today will be an important day for both. I cannot tell you if they are in the squad for tomorrow or not.”
“We were all shocked about the news, it was a hard day for all of us,” said Van Bronckhorst about the passing of Jimmy Bell. “Everyone was really down. Yesterday we didn’t do a lot, we were at the training ground, the atmosphere was very down and everyone was in shock. We talked about him [Bell], and we shared stories about him. It was a big game already, but now we’re really determined to go out tomorrow and make everyone proud and make Jimmy proud.”
“Yesterday was difficult to take. We all mourned Jimmy and obviously, people are still doing it now, but I know Jimmy wouldn’t want the fuss,” Rangers captain James Tavernier said. “He would want us to roll our sleeves up and get stuck in tomorrow. We want to do it for the club, for the fans, and for Jimmy.”