Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst provides Leon Balogun fitness update after Hibernian win

GIOVANNI VAN BRONCKHORST hopes Leon Balogun hasn’t suffered one other harm blow as Rangers sweat on the health of the Nigerian stopper.

Balogun was pressured off through the first half of the 2-0 victory over Hibernian on Wednesday evening because the champions saved up the stress on Celtic on the high of the desk.

The lack of Balogun noticed Van Bronckhorst swap Calvin Bassey from left-back to a central berth alongside Connor Goldson as Borna Barisic stepped off the bench.

Balogun solely returned from a prolonged lay-off final month and has turned out in opposition to Stirling Albion, Celtic and Hearts in current weeks.

Van Bronckhorst informed RangersTV: “I don’t know precisely what he has however he couldn’t proceed. We need to assess him [on Thursday].

“For him, it’s been a tough time. He has been away by harm in lots of moments of this season.

“He simply got here again so hopefully it’s not that critical however we now have to attend and see.”

A primary half penalty from James Tavernier and Alfredo Morelos’ sixteenth strike of the marketing campaign clinched a snug victory for the champions at Ibrox.

Hibernian hardly ever threatened as Shaun Maloney’s aspect produced a lacklustre displaying and did not seem like inflicting an upset.

And Van Bronckhorst was happy to get one other clear sheet on his file as Rangers adopted up their 5-0 win over Hearts with one other spectacular Premiership show.

Van Bronckhorst mentioned: “It’s at all times vital for the arrogance, particularly the defence. Our basis is to maintain the zero as a result of we all know we’re going to create possibilities in each recreation, as we noticed right now.

“There are moments we needed to defend, particularly within the final 5 minutes with some nook kicks. There was additionally a terrific shot from distance that Allan saved.

“I’m actually happy for him and in addition for us total to maintain the clear sheet and get one other three factors.”


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