Rangers midfielder and Honduras international Arnold Peralta will play no part in this summer’s World Cup in Brazil after being ruled out through injury.
Gers fans hoping to catch a glimpse of Arnold Peralta in action for Honduras at the World Cup this summer have been left disappointed by the news that the 25-year-old has been ruled out of the finals through injury.
The defensive midfielder has enjoyed a solid season at Ibrox, playing 26 times for the Gers in all competitions and scoring a goal in Rangers’ 3-0 final day victory over Stranraer.
Peralta had been struggling with a leg problem in the build up to the announcement and though he was included in Honduras’ provisional squad for the tournament, concerns over the injury saw him sit out friendly matches with Israel and Turkey.
This lack of game time proved crucial to national team manager Luis Fernando Suarez, who opted to leave Peralta out of his final 23-man squad.
He has already been replaced by 27-year-old midfielder Edder Delgado, who currently plies is trade with Real Espana in the Honduras National League.
Peralta, meanwhile, will now focus on preparing himself for the season ahead with Rangers as the Glasgow giants look to make a triumphant return to the Scottish Premiership.
According to the club's official site, Ally McCoist’s squad are set to reconvene on Wednesay June 25th as they prepare to face off against the likes of Hibernian and Hearts in the Scottish second tier.
In the meantime, Rangers look set for a busy summer of recruitment amid reports linking them with a move for free agent Kenny Miller.
The former Wolves man may not be the only returnee either, with Kris Boyd also backed to make a shock return to the club where he made such a significant impact.