Ryan Jack steps up Rangers injury comeback with run-out as forgotten man also gets game time

Ryan Jack is stepping up his comeback from injury with an appearance for Rangers B in the Glasgow Cup.

The Gers second stringers are taking on Queen's Park in the semi-final of the competition this evening for the chance to meet Celtic in the final. The 32-year-old is in from the start for David McCallum's side as he returns from the muscle injury that has kept him out since February. Forgotten man Alex Lowry also featured and was taken off after 30 minutes in what was a planned change.

The game is currently at the half-time stage and the Light Blues lead 1-0 through Thompson Ishaka. Jack will look to get through the rest of the game unscathed and return to the first-team fold to play a part in the title run-in, with three games remaining including Saturday's derby against Celtic.

Manager Philippe Clement spoke about the Scotland man's situation recently, explaining: "He is a difficult one. He was on a good way back last week but then he felt it again so we are looking for other solutions to get him back.

"We lost some time there so week-by-week we are looking for solutions. It's a problem with his calves and it's something that's already there for years.

"It's something that needs to be solved but I'm also not a manger who wants to get a player back for one game and then he's out for three months."

The midfielder is also fighting for his Gers future with his current deal running out in the summer and Clement recently challenging his out of contract stars to prove themselves worthy of new ones. Scotland boss Steve Clarke will also be watching with interest with the Euro 2024 squads increased to 26 players.