DANNY WILSON is gutted that his team-mate Martyn Waghorn is expected to miss six to eight weeks of the title run-in through injury, but he insists Rangers have the squad to cope.
South Shields striker Waggy has been in red-hot form this term and Danny hopes his pal can recover quickly as Rangers keep their sights set on three pieces of silverware from now until May.
Losing the powerful forward is undoubtedly a blow but Wilson believes it gives others, such as Tuesday night’s Scottish Cup matchwinner Nicky Clark, an opportunity to get back into Mark Warburton’s side.
The defender said: “Yeah, obviously [Waggy] will be a big miss, he’s our main goalscorer and he has scored a lot of goals for us this season.
“His all-round play, and the way we play, he really fits in with that. So it will be a blow to us but we’ve got a lot of players who maybe in recent weeks haven’t been getting on just due to the numbers we have got in the forward areas.
“It will be up to them to step into the void that he has left, but hopefully Waggy can be back with us sooner rather than later and we wish him well with his recovery.”
On Nicky Clark he added: “Nick has been training well all season and working really hard.
“I’ve got no doubt it has been disappointing for him but when called upon he’s scored important goals for us.”
Warburton has often stressed the importance of a lean squad this season as it keeps every player involved which, in turn, helps the harmony in the dressing room.
Asked if the squad will now be stretched in the title run-in with Waggy out, Wilson replied: “I’m not so sure.
“We do have a lean squad but we do have numbers of players who can play in different positions.
“It’s the way the manager prefers it and I think as a squad it has been working for us.
“So now we’ve picked up a couple of injuries we can’t just use that as an excuse and say ‘we’ve not got the depth of squad’ because I feel we do.
“If you look around our dressing room and the bench we’ve had in the last couple of games, and even players who haven’t been getting stripped, it’s very very strong. So I’m confident going forward that we will have enough.”