Steven Gerrard has injury update on Rangers duo Ovie Ejaria and Borna Barisic

Steven Gerrard Manager of Rangers leaves the pitch after the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Villarreal CF and Rangers at Estadio de la Ceramica on September 20, 2018 in Villareal,...

Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has positive news regarding Liverpool-owned Ovie Ejaria, but admits that Ibrox defender Borna Barisic is a big doubt.

Steven Gerrard head coach of Rangers looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League group G match between Villarreal CF and Rangers at Estadio de la Ceramica on September 20, 2018 in Vila-real,...Rangers manager Steven Gerrard

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has suggested to The Scottish Sun that Liverpool-owned midfielder Ovie Ejaria could play against St. Johnstone at Ibrox this weekend.

The Gers will return to action on Sunday afternoon when they take on St. Johnstone at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership.

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Rangers will head into the match on the back of a 2-2 draw with Villarreal away from home at El Madrigal in the Europa League.

Manager Gerrard has suggested that 20-year-old midfielder Ejaria - who joined Rangers on loan from Liverpool in the summer transfer window and earns £104,000 per year as salary, according to Spotrac.com - could play against St. Johnstone.

 

The former Liverpool midfielder, though, has admitted that 25-year-old Croatia international left-back Borna Barisic - who joined Rangers from NK Osijek in the summer transfer window for a fee reported by Sky Sports to be worth £2.2 million - is a big doubt.

Gerrard told The Scottish Sun: “Ejaria has a good chance of being involved, but Borna might struggle. He’s been sent for a scan on his hamstring and is a big doubt.”

Tomas Rogic of Celtic battles for possession with Ovie Ejaria of Rangers during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park Stadium on September 2, 2018 in...

Challenging for the top spot

Rangers are fourth in the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with eight points from five matches, as many as seven points behind leaders Heart of Midlothian.

The Gers, though, are only two points behind Old Firm rivals and second-placed Celtic, and they are still very much in the title race this season.

Borna Barisic of Rangers FC during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Villarreal CF and Rangers FC at La Ceramica Stadium on September 20, 2018 in Vila-real, Spain.

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