STEVEN GERRARD has revealed that Ryan Jack and Scott Arfield are both “major doubts” ahead of tomorrow Premiership match against Steve Clarke’s Kilmarnock at Ibrox.
Jack played the full 90 minutes of Tuesday night’s disappointing home defeat to Aberdeen in the quarter-finals of the William Hill Scottish Cup but Arfield was replaced by Jermain Defoe in the 66th minute.
The Gers boss, speaking at his pre-match press conference at the Hummel Training Centre this morning, said: “We have got two major doubts in Ryan Jack and Scott Arfield.
“A few other guys are carrying some niggles but I’m sure they will pull through and be fine. So they are the big worries at the moment – Arfield and Jack.
“For Jacko, it’s his foot-stroke-calf and Scotty Arfield it’s his calf as well.”
The manager also provided an injury update on Albanian internationalist Eros Grezda and long-term absentees Jamie Murphy and Graham Dorrans.
On Grezda firstly, he said: “Yes, he’s close and he’s trained now for probably 10 days or a couple of weeks. So he’s pushing to come back into the squad.
“Nikola Katic has been ill for a couple of days but has tried to grind through it. So I’ll speak to him and see how he feels. I think besides that we are alright.
“Jamie has been to see the specialist who has had a look at his knee and tidied it up a little bit.
“He’s on course for what it is, maybe the back end of the season – the very back end. If not it will be a pre-season situation for Jamie.
“In terms of Graham Dorrans I don’t know because he has had a couple of setbacks since he has come back and I’m not sure.
“I was hopeful a couple of weeks ago but I’m not sure where he is at just yet.”