Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone has suffered a long-term injury.
Rangers offered very little in the first half, but a stunning James Tavernier free-kick on the hour mark meant the points were shared.
Everton and Stoke City will face each other in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
Reports in Greece claim Lescott is heading to the capital.
It was the happiest Luke Shaw had ever been to take a whack from one of his team-mates.
The Hammers star has been named in Julien Lopetegui's first squad.
The good news for Mike Phelan is that, following Harry Maguire’s return to fitness, he now has 14 fit senior professionals from which to select a starting XI. The bad news is that Hull City have still to sign a first-team player this summer and making it three league wins out of three will be tested by José Mourinho’s Manchester United on Saturday evening.
Clint Dempsey is being tested for an irregular heartbeat and will miss the Sounders’ derby against Portland and the USA’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
The Ukrainian winger has recently been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur.
Antonio Conte has admitted Chelsea are unlikely to secure his first-choice targets before Wednesday’s deadline as the club face up to the reality that the landscape of the transfer market has changed radically in the wake of the latest Premier League broadcast deal.