As Rangers continued their preparations for this weekend’s Scottish Cup tie with Morton there was a welcome sight as Niko Kranjcar was spotted training for the first time since suffering an ACL tear at the end of October. The Croatian midfielder was put through his paces by physio Stevie Walker as he stepped up his rehabilitation by doing some running and light ball work.
Kranjcar had only just started to find form after his summer move from New York Cosmos before being hurt at training but hopes to be fit again in time for pre-season and could even re-join full training before the end of the season.
Kranjcar’s re-emergence has however raised further questions about Jordan Rossiter’s fitness with the Liverpudlian midfielder still missing. Mark Warburton has recently said he expects to see the defensive midfielder back before the end of the season but having not played a game since the tail end of August, and yet to be spotted training, some are worried that Kranjcar could return from a career-threatening knee injury before Rossiter appears from an injury that he has been ‘7-10 days’ away from recovering from since October. Apparently.