Tue. Sep 27th, 2022
RANGERS prospect Alex Lowry has handed fans a major fitness boost in his latest social media post following a month on the sidelines.

The 19-year-old was stretchered off in the closing stages of the SPFL Trust Trophy match between Dumbarton and the Ibrox club’s B team in August.

Alex Lowry has been sidelined for a month

His hat-trick helped Rangers run out convincing 7-0 winners but the victory was marred by the injury to the highly-rated youngster following Ally Love’s late lunge.

B team boss David McCallum slammed the tackle as “way beyond the line” but his Sons rival was only cautioned for the challenge and Love later revealed he had received DEATH THREATS over the incident.

Medical staff sent Lowry for a scan to assess the damage and the talented teenager was later spotted on crutches and wearing a knee brace raising concern over his condition.

However worries of a lengthy lay-off have been eased by Lowry’s latest Instagram post and three simple words which will leave Rangers fans relieved.

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Lowry provided a fitness update for his social media followers[/caption]

Posting an image of his bright yellow footwear the Scotland Under-21 star wrote “Boots back on” followed by two grinning emojis which will mirror fans’ reaction to the news.

Lowry has been on the fringes of Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s first-team squad having been involved last season and was included in the club’s Europa League Final squad who travelled to Seville.

He scored his first goal for the top team in January during a Scottish Cup win over Stirling Albion and followed it up with a strike at Tynecastle in the final match of the SPFL Premiership season.

Meanwhile Steve Clarke has hailed Ibrox goalkeeper Robby McCrorie as one of Scotland’s ‘better young prospects’.

The 24-year-old was called into Clarke’s squad for UEFA Nations League games against Ukraine and Republic of Ireland this week, to cover for injured team-mate Jon McLaughlin.

Clarke admitted he was seeking a long-term replacement for Craig Gordon as the national team’s number one and said of McCrorie: “Young Robby has always stepped in any time I have asked him.

“He is one of our better young prospects. It is important to keep people like that in and around the squad if you can, so Robby has come in.

“If we pick up any more knocks or injuries, then I’ll have to assess it.”

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