LEE WALLACE re-joined the Rangers first-team for training this morning as the Ibrox captain nears a return from injury.
Wallace has been out since September with a groin injury, but after an extensive rehabilitation programme, is getting close to being ready to play – although that won’t be in tomorrow’s home match with Ross County.
Interim boss Graeme Murty also gave an update on other injured players at today’s media conference and said: “Lee Wallace trained today with the group for the first time, and he looks really good. Obviously he won’t be ready to join in yet, but it’s fantastic for us to step his programme up and move him forward, so in terms of that, that was really good.
“Bruno trained back again on Wednesday and trained again today.
“We have an ongoing process with Jordan Rossiter and Graeme Dorrans. and they will be seeing relative medical specialists in the next week to make sure we can accelerate their programme as well.
“Danny has done some heading today and some fast feet today. He has worked and trained properly with the group, so I will go and check as soon as I’m finished here with the physio staff that all has come through clear.”
Murty will again be in the dugout for the County game, and when asked today if he has grown in confidence throughout his spell in charge, he replied: “I think if I have, it’s down to the support given to me by the board, by the players, and I have to say too, by a fantastic Rangers support.
“I would go further than that and say this is a period where everyone needs to step to the fore – myself, the players, the staff and also the fans.
“We need to make sure we put whatever has happened in the past behind us, and make sure we come together on Saturday to make sure we take care of business and take care of the football club in the right manner and get a good result.
“There is always pressure to sit in this seat. There is always pressure to go and perform at a high standard, and I saw that in the first game at Murrayfield and unfortunately in the games that we lost.
“I saw that in the Aberdeen games definitely, but now, it’s heightened as there is more media interest – that’s just natural and we have to deal with it.
“If you are going to operate at this level and if you want to work for this football club in any capacity, you have to accept that as part of the job, and you take that up on yourself and you then go and operate at as high a level as you can.
“If you can do it, fantastic. This place is a fantastically rewarding place to work – but you have to take the things alongside with it that are there – that’s just part of working for a big football club.”