Kamara ’50-50′ to face Brondby but Kent could return for Rangers

Rangers could welcome back an influential attacker against Brondby.

Kamara ’50-50′ to face Brondby but Kent could return for Rangers SNS Group

Rangers could be without midfielder Glen Kamara when they face Brondby in the Europa League but Ryan Kent may make his return for Steven Gerrard’s side.

Kamara has a knock that may rule him out of Thursday’s match, which is likely to be crucial to the team’s hopes of European progress this season.

“We’ve got one injury doubt in Glen Kamara, who is probably 50/50 as it stands,” Rangers manager Steven Gerrard revealed.

“He’s had a whack on his ankle. He actually had two kicks on his same ankle so there’s a bit of swelling in there. There’s been a big improvement overnight, which gives him that 50% chance.

“We’ll wait as long as we need to with Glen because he’s so important . We’ll know at the back end of today’s session or tomorrow morning whether he’s going to be fit to start or not.”

The team has been handed a boost with the possible return of attacker Ryan Kent. The former Liverpool player has been out since September with a hamstring problem but may be back on the pitch against Brondby.

“Ryan Kent trained fully with the group yesterday and came through it and looked pretty good,” Gerrard said. “So he’ll travel with us, assuming he comes through this morning’s session.

“Obviously we’ll decide what we do in terms of selection in due course.”

Ryan Jack is also nearing a return and may be in action this weekend or after the international break.

“Ryan Jack’s training away,” the Rangers manager said. “He’ll have an outside chance of being involved at the weekend, depending on how this game goes. He’s been back in training for a couple of weeks now.

“I think the international break is super-important for Ryan in terms of maybe trying to get a game behind closed doors for him to get some minutes. He’s obviously been out for some time.”

Rangers travel to Denmark hoping for three points that would keep alive their hopes of progressing in the Europa League, or be a significant step towards the consolation of a Conference League knockout rounds place.

The Ibrox side were 2-0 winners at home but Gerrard said the away match will be a different prospect.

“We have to realise this is going to be a different environment,” he said. “It’ll be a full house.

“I spoke to Daniel Agger about the Brondby support and he told me how loud they are and how they’re going to be up for this game. It’s a real tricky tie from that point of view.

“I think Brondby are in a must-win situation after the result at Ibrox. They’ve almost got nothing to lose and everything to gain so I think they’ll go for the game, be aggressive and come for us.

“So we have to take those things into consideration in our preparation and our planning, and make sure that we are ready for whatever comes our way.

“We know it’ll be a tough game. The Europa League games away from home are always a big challenge but we faced them a couple of weeks ago so we know them well. We’ve done some more homework on this team individually and collectively and we’re going into the game prepared and ready.”

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