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BOYATA TARGETS IBROX RETURN

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DEDRYCK BOYATA has targeted Ibrox a week on Sunday for his comeback after his month-long lay-off.

The Belgian defender injured a groin in the 1-0 setback against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park at the start of February.

Boyata has missed five games – including the Europa League ties against Zenit St Petersburg – and he would have been sidelined for tonight’s meeting with Dundee before the Premiership game was postponed because of blizzard conditions.

And Brendan Rodgers will not risk the international centre-back against Morton in the home Scottish Cup-tie against Morton on Saturday.

The Hoops boss said: “Dedryck will probably be back after the weekend. That that will be great news.

“It will be good to have him back. He’s been top class, so it would be great if he’s back for the Rangers (sic) game.

“He’s looking good doing his onfield work.”

Rodgers is beginning to see his injury problems ease and Patrick Roberts and Marvin Compper were in the frame to face Neil McCann’s Tayside outfit.

Stuart Armstrong is expected back from surgery after the international break at the end of March.

The Hoops gaffer added: “Stuart has stepped up the intensity of his training. Maybe over the course of the next couple of weeks he could be back in joining the group.

“But I think it’s probably going to be after the international break.”

 
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