STEVEN GERRARD will welcome Lassana Coulibaly back to his squad for tomorrow’s visit of Dundee, but he could be without fellow midfield man Ryan Jack.
Jack has picked up a calf injury, with that same ailment also affecting new signing Gareth McAuley, which he suffered in training for Northern Ireland.
Speaking at today’s press conference, Gerrard explained: “We are a bit mixed at the moment as we have had a couple of injuries off the back of international duty, but we also have some good news to report as well.
“Lassana is back, fit and available, and he will be involved in the 18 tomorrow. We are really pleased to have him back as we have missed him a lot, so that is good news.
“Unfortunately, on the first day of coming back, Ryan Jack has got a calf problem, which we are assessing as we speak, while Gareth McAuley has returned with a calf problem from Northern Ireland duty, which is a bit of a blow for us, but we will get on with it.
Gerrard may also be able to call on Eros Grezda to make his Rangers debut following his move from NK Osijek, adding: “He is nearly there. He might be involved tomorrow, but we will make that decision in the next couple of hours. First and foremost, we are delighted to have him as he is a top player and a very exciting player.
“He carries pace, a lot of ability and I am sure the fans will love him when he is up to speed. He had surgery on June 6 so we are still trying to progress that, move him forward and also his match fitness.
“He is around 70-90 per-cent where we stand right now, but we haven’t got game time to give him in terms of pre-season games so we will try to press forward with his progression, so he may be involved tomorrow, we’ll have to wait and see.”
Gerrard also addressed leaving Lee Wallace and Jordan Rossiter out of his Europa League squad, adding: “They are coming off the back of playing very little football so it makes no sense to congest their game plan.
“There is no way Lee Wallace or Jordan Rossiter would be able to play Saturday-Thursday-Sunday for example.
“We want to help those players and try and find a schedule that suits those two at the moment. I think for the short-term, that will be one game a week at the minute.”