Injured Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo insists he’ll be back in action for Rangers – and Nigeria “sooner than you think”.
Boss Steven Gerrard revealed earlier on Friday the former Charlton star could face a further six weeks on the sidelines with an ankle problem.
The Nigeria international has missed the Ibrox side’s last two fixtures and the manager confirmed fears the knock was worse than first anticipated – although insisted the player will not require surgery.
The 24-year-old is still set to miss several important matches but has hinted at a confidence he’ll return ahead of schedule.
Aribo wrote on Twitter: “Thanks for all the love and support. I’ll be back and better sooner than you think”
This piece of information seem to excite Gernot Rohr and the Super Eagles team.
In the meantime, however, Gerrard admits Aribo’s absence remains a “big blow” for Rangers.
He said: “It’s a big blow with Joe. He is a player we rate rightly, it is actually good news as it was a situation that it could have required surgery and but he doesn’t and we hope he can be back in four weeks.