Rangers Boss Steven Gerrard Delivers Leon Balogun Injury Update

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard could only look on in horror as four of his starting XI were injured across a frustrating afternoon despite a 4-0 win over Dundee United.

Leon Balogun didn't even make the kick-off after a muscle problem flared during the warm-up.

The Ibrox boss is hopeful Balogun and Morelos will be fit to face Lincoln Red Imps in Thursday's opening Europa League qualifier.

“It's something that we will certainly look into but in terms of preparation and trusting how my staff go about things this is the first time we have had a day like this when things have gone against us,’ Gerrard said.

“I don't think we can do anything about Alfredo's injury. It's an impact injury.

“We think Leon will be fine. We think we got it before it was an injury, it was a bit of tightness and we made the right decision to take him out of the team.

“I think we have come away with two injuries rather than four, but let's see how the next few days go.”

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With this development, Balogun could likely feature in Super Eagles October friendlies.

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