Nicky Law: Rangers teammate has not trained in two weeks

It has been revealed that Darren McGregor has been struggling with an injury and hasn't trained for two weeks so he could feature in the play-offs.

Rangers midfielder Nicky Law has told the Glasgow Evening Times that Darren McGregor has not trained in two weeks as he continues to carry a knock going into the Scottish Premiership play-off final.

McGregor, who was voted Rangers' Player of the Year last week, has been one of the few Light Blues players to impress this season and produced another fine display against Hibernian on Saturday.

The 29-year-old has mainly featured as a centre-back but has found himself deployed in the right wing-back position in the absence of Richard Foster – a position he excelled in.

With the play-off final looming McGregor will be an important player for manager Stuart McCall, and Law has revealed that the centre-back has managed to perform to the highest standard despite not training for two weeks.

"Darren has been excellent for us this season and it's great that we'll have him available for the first leg against Motherwell at Ibrox on Thursday night,” he said.

"He hasn't trained for nearly two weeks because he's been carrying a knock. I think that shows you exactly the kind of character he is.

"Daz hasn't cared about any discomfort he may have been experiencing. He has just gone out there and played in the games and he has still been excellent for us."

McGregor joined in the summer on a free transfer and has made a positive impact since then, but a booking on Saturday means he is now suspended for the second leg and will be likely be replaced by Lee McCulloch or Biel Mohsni.

McCulloch returned to the side on Saturday somewhat unexpectedly and managed to put in a much improved performance than what he has offered of late, but if McCall opts to pack out the defense again then both players would need to play.

Losing such an important player is far from ideal for the Gers and it puts an extra bit of pressure on Thursday night’s game with a good result very important while they have a first choice starting line-up in place.

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