Giovanni van Bronckhorst provides Rangers fitness and schedule update after Portugal trip

Giovanni van Bronckhorst provides Rangers fitness and schedule update after Portugal trip

GIOVANNI VAN BRONCKHORST has confirmed Rangers will not alter their pre-season plans regardless of seeing their pleasant with Sunderland deserted on Saturday night time.

The match on the Estadio Municipal de Albufeira was halted after simply 45 minutes as an influence lower plunged the bottom into darkness and introduced a untimely finish to proceedings.

Summer signing John Souttar and midfielder Ryan Jack have been amongst those that took no half within the night as a bunch of gamers have been left with no match motion below their belts.

It was removed from a perfect finish to the journey for Rangers however Van Bronckhorst is happy with the progress as attentions flip to the journey to face Blackpool this weekend.

Van Bronckhorst mentioned: “No we received’t attempt to prepare one other sport as a result of I can not use the gamers who performed [on Saturday]. I solely have 12 gamers.

“We had a session on [Sunday] with the gamers who didn’t play to offer them bodily session and we had everybody on board coming again.

“It is sweet. Of course we wished that we may have performed for 90 minutes however in the long run I feel we made the precise choice.

“John needed to have some buttons pulled out of his ankle. It is nothing critical. He will begin coaching this week.

“Ryan had an damage together with his calf and he skilled already this week. We are managing his load however he can be coaching with the squad as nicely.

“It is at all times tough within the first week in pre-season. We began with a variety of kids, now progressively we’re getting new gamers in and internationals are coming again.

“The first week you don’t have the total image as a result of you may have many issues. New gamers need to settle in, worldwide gamers can not come again immediately and everybody has completely different ranges of health.

“In the following week to 10 days we can have everybody match and contemporary.”

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