GRAEME MURTY has given an injury update ahead of Friday’s trip to Dundee – and revealed Lee Wallace is making good progress in his recovery.
The Ibrox skipper has missed a large chunk of the season with a groin injury, and has stepped-up his comeback work.
Murty also spoke of the rest of his casualty list and said: “Graham Dorrans has started the process on his ankle rehab, so that is an ongoing process. We’ll have more definitive dates as we see how he progresses through this phase.
“Bruno Alves wasn’t fit for Saturday with a sore back, and he has stepped-up his rehab but it is very-much a day-by-day process for him and we will see how he reports in tomorrow.
“Jordan Rossiter is progressing on. I get loads of Tweets all the time about how he is doing, and we are just having to make sure we keep Jordan informed, and make sure he is ready to go when his body is ready, and make sure we don’t get too frustrated as he could get really frustrated.
“He wants to be on the pitch and he wants to be playing all the time. We just have to make sure we get him ready and he is ready to go when his body is good and done.
“Lee Wallace is doing some really good numbers – we just have to make sure his specifics for his groin are all hit, and we make sure he is fully fit and firing when he comes back.
“It is encouraging seeing him open up and seeing him hit the speeds which he is hitting at the moment.
“And Lee Hodson came out of training today with a bruised bottom part of his foot which he got on Saturday, so we’ll just be monitoring him and making sure we tray to get him back as well.”
Murty didn’t have a specific date for Wallace’s return, however he remains satisfied the skipper is receiving the best possible treatment.
He added: “I don’t, and while I’m not relaxed about it, I know he is in really good hands. Stevie gives me really good reports on what he is doing and how he is progressing so we know when he is due to come back into training, he will be ready to handle the load.
“It’ll then be a question of getting his match fitness and his sharpness up, and getting some more volume into him so he can go and train with the players flat-out.
“The worst thing I experienced when coming back from being injured is you need to get on the pitch with your teammates.
“You want that and to get that decision-making process back. As soon as you get that ball at your feet, you have people in and around you pressing you.
“It doesn’t matter how much running you have done – all it comes down to is if your brain is a little bit tired and it can’t make that critical decision it has to do.
“So we have to get him a game situation and a match situation so we can extend that part of his rehab.”