Rangers director Steven Gerrard has now accused the Scotland training staff of being”careless” with Ryan Jack, as he picked up a knee injury on international duty.
The midfielder was shipped home from the group after his ongoing knee issue flared up and is a doubt for the game against Livingston on Saturday of his team.
Gerrard said:”Unfortunately he had been requested to do an 11k session after an Old Firm [derby], which made his knee flare upwards.
“So we have had to handle him, he’s needed to have a few procedures as.
“He did a light session with the physio [on Thursday] and now we’re hoping to put him into training tomorrow.
“I think that it’s just careless. After playing 90 minutes, you should never do 11k two days. That.
“It’s a shame since he has missed the past five/six training sessions, therefore we will have to build his fitness back .”
Gerrard revealed his physical fitness trainer has been in contact.
“Ryan’s got a knee issue he manages and he has done for quite a long time,” he added.
“The SFA know of that, their fitness trainer is mindful of that. I believe everybody in Scotland watched Ryan and 90 minutes play and watched the Old Business. And then 48 hours later, he did a double session”
The Rangers boss also talked of his pleasure in the return of Ryan Kent into Ibrox, since the 22-year-old joined the club in a deal that could be worth up to #7.5m on Deadline Day.
“We are very happy. I really don’t think it’s any secret how hard we tried to get him in and how long we strove.
“To get him a permanent deal and for him to locate a house – I am delighted.
“I understand the fans and everybody in the club is thrilled too. To have him , not only for a brief time, except for four decades, it is fantastic for everybody.”