Rangers attacker Tom Lawrence has been told that his season is over after having a second operation on the injury that has wrecked the start to his time at Ibrox.
Lawrence had made a positive start to life in Glasgow after moving from Derby in the summer, scoring three times including a crucial goal against PSV Eindhoven in Champions League qualifying.
The winger only played five Premiership games before suffering injury though, and has been absent since.
Rangers manager Michael Beale says the winger won’t feature this season, and is only likely to be back training late in the summer.
Beale also gave detail on Kemar Roofe, who has hardly featured for Rangers this season with a calf problem keeping him on the sidelines.
“Tom Lawrence has had another operation and won’t be available until the back end of pre-season.” Beale told newspapers.
“Kemar tried to train on Saturday but it was no good. Unfortunately with Kemar he’s going through a tough time at the moment and he will be away to see someone as we need to get to the end of this.
“He has a problem with his calf but there are one or two other things that could be leading to that that have been nagging.
“Me and him have had a real heart to heart. He’s a boy that I’m really close to. I want to see him get some light at the end of the tunnel so we’re going to get some advice on that.
“With Tom Lawrence he was back our training in isolation, had some real discomfort when he was running. They had a look and they had to do a procedure so he won’t be back until the back end of pre-season.”