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Rangers team news: Key duo out of Hamilton clash, but important attacker returns

Mercurial Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos will be available for selection again on Wednesday evening when his side hosts Hamilton at Ibrox, manager Steven Gerrard confirmed on the club’s official website.

The Gers centre forward missed the Scottish Cup defeat to Hearts at the weekend after returning late from compassionate leave and a trip back to his native Colombia.

Gerrard claimed that the Rangers striker has been disciplined internally and has apologised – with Morelos now back in the mix again.

“He has been disciplined internally, which he has accepted and he has shown a lot of remorse for his actions – letting his teammates down and letting the supporters down,” the Gers manager said.

“So he has accepted his punishment which will stay private for obvious reasons, but yes, he is available for selection.”

Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack is ruled out for midweek clash with a heel problem but may feature at the weekend against Ross County.

Fellow midfielder Scott Arfield will also miss the match against Hamilton and is a doubt for the weekend as well as the club waits for scan results on his injury.

“Ryan Jack has a bruise underneath his heel, so he won’t be involved tomorrow – I think he has a small chance for the weekend, but I’d still say he is a doubt,” Gerrard continued.

“We’re waiting for news on a scan for Scott Arfield, but it’s not as bad as originally feared, so both of those lads should be back with us.

“I’d say Ryan has a small chance for the weekend, but Scott is a big doubt for the weekend.”

Arfield was substituted off against Hearts after picking up a hamstring problem and underwent scans earlier this week.

Defenders Filip Helander and Matt Polster will return to training on Friday, giving Gerrard’s side a much needed boost with their domestic campaign stuttering.

Rangers have fallen 12 points behind rivals Celtic albeit having played a game less.

The Gers can ill-afford to drop any more points and it will take a perfect end to the campaign for the Ibrox giants to reel in their city rivals.

Rangers are through to the last 16 of the Europa League, where a glamour tie with Bundesliga heavyweights Bayer Leverkusen awaits.

However, the Glasgow side must focus on correcting their inconsistent domestic form, with nothing other than three points acceptable to the Ibrox masses on Wednesday night.

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