Date: 29th August 2018 at 8:00pm
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Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed that midfielder Lassana Coulibaly is out of Thursday evening’s Europa League second-leg Play-Off against FC Ufa and it’s also been suggested that he could miss Sunday’s Old Firm against Celtic.

The Daily Record covered the news, and Gerrard is quoted as explaining.

“Lassana is doubtful, very doubtful. The injury has come with more complications than we originally thought. The physio and doctor are doing everything they can to get him back as quickly and safely but he is a big doubt for Ufa.”

Many Rangers fans have latched onto the ‘more complications’ line and are fearful that with a lack of clarity about the 22-year-old’s actual injury problem, this could be something that runs and runs and turns into a few months on the sidelines.

Others believe it could simply be mind games ahead of the weekend and we’ve chosen to rest him on Thursday and let the press write their own stories about inclusion on Sunday.

Plenty will adopt a wait and see approach.