Gerrard offers Arfield update

26 January 2021 23:19:24 GMTPlus10

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard says midfielder Scott Arfield is doing "really well" in his recovery from an ankle injury.

Gerrard feels Arfield could be back in time for their Europa League last-32 tie against Royal Antwerp in February.

The former Falkirk, Huddersfield and Burnley star has scored 20 goals in 75 appearances for Rangers since joining the Glasgow giants in 2018.

Arfield had been a regular in the Gers side this season, scoring seven times in 31 games before injuring his ankle ligaments in his team's 1-0 Scottish Premiership win against Hibernian on Boxing Day.

Gerrard believes getting Arfield back on the pitch for their Europa League clash with Antwerp on 18th February could be possible. The Gers finished unbeaten in their Group D campaign, with four wins and two draws against Benfica, Standard Liege and Lech Posnan.

They are 23 points clear of Celtic in the Scottish Premiership having played three more games than their rivals.

"I don't want to put too much pressure on the medical department or the staff down there, they're doing a fantastic job," said Gerrard.

"Scott is moving along really well. I think we said at the time it would be a five or six-week job and we're now four weeks into that.

"It will depend on what his fitness levels are in a couple of weeks but I'm hoping to have him available around that time."

Rangers are 12122.00 to win the Europa League outright.

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