Gary McAllister is hopeful Scott Arfield’s ankle injury isn’t as bad as feared, but admits he’s not sure the Rangers midfielder can face Celtic on Saturday, live Sky Sports.
Arfield had to be substituted just six minutes after leaving the bench for Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Hibernian after being injured in a collision with Melker Hallberg.
The Canada international will miss Wednesday night’s game at St Mirren and assistant coach McAllister is unsure if he will also be ruled out of this weekend’s derby game as the Premiership leaders seek to extend their lead 16 points over their rivals Old Firm.
“It’s obviously difficult to find a facility to get a scan for Scotty (due to the time of year) but it’s on its way as we speak,” McAllister said.
“We’re just waiting for the results to come back.
“It’s pretty rare to see Scotty lay down on a pitch and get carried away as he’s generally very sturdy so it was quite disappointing to see him come off the pitch like he did.
“But we hope the scan will be more visible than it originally looked.
“We’ll just wait for the scan results (before deciding how long he’ll be away). That’s the position we’re in.”