Ryan Jack reportedly back in Rangers training and return is perfectly timed

Former England and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard smiles as he is unveiled as Rangers' new manager at a press conference at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on May 4, 2018. - Rangers...

Ryan Jack is back in training for Rangers but it remains to be seen whether he will play against Hearts at Ibrox.

James Forrest of Celtic vies with Ryan Jack of Rangers during the Scottish Premier League between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park Stadium on September 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ryan Jack is back, and just in time for Thursday’s Europa League clash against Rapid Vienna at Ibrox.

The Scotland international has been missing since the 1-0 defeat at Celtic a month ago, with a calf injury ruling him out of Rangers’ games for the rest of September.

 

According to the Daily Record, Jack is edging back to full fitness and was present at the Hummel Training Centre on Tuesday, pictured being put through his paces by manager Steven Gerrard.

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It remains to be seen whether Jack is able to play against Rapid Vienna, but his return to action could be perfectly timed with Rangers set to host Scottish Premiership leaders Hearts on Sunday.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is seen during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and SK Rapid Wien at Rangers  Auchenhowie Training Centre on...

The former Aberdeen captain enjoyed a positive start to his second season in Glasgow and could have an important role to play against Craig Levein’s side, if he is deemed fit enough to start the crunch clash.

Jack is the man who puts out fires in the Rangers midfield, and his ability to stop attacks in front of the defence will be crucial to limiting the influence of the in-form Steven Naismith, who has scored nine goals in 12 games this season.

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