Injured Joe Aribo has insisted that he’ll be back in action for Rangers “sooner than you think”.
Boss Steven Gerrard revealed earlier on Friday the midfielder could face a further six weeks on the sidelines with an ankle problem.
Aribo has missed the Ibrox side’s last two fixtures and the manager confirmed fears the knock was worse than first anticipated – although insisted the player will not require surgery.
The Nigeria international is still set to miss several important matches but has hinted at a confidence he’ll return ahead of schedule.
Aribo wrote on Twitter: “Thanks for all the love and support.
“I’ll be back and better sooner than you think.”
In the meantime, however, Gerrard admitted that the former Charlton star’s absence remains a “big blow” for Rangers.
He said: “Joe Aribo has had a setback with an ankle strain and will be missing for four to six weeks.
“It’s a big blow with Joe. He is a player we rate rightly, it is actually good news as it was a situation that it could have required surgery and but he doesn’t and we hope he can be back in four weeks.
“It will be a blow however as he is a major talent.”