Key duo set for Gers return
Walter Smith looks set to welcome Kevin Thomson and Kenny Miller back into his squad this weekend.
Last Updated: 22/10/08 6:50pm
Rangers boss Walter Smith looks set to welcome Kevin Thomson and Kenny Miller back into his squad this weekend.
Midfielder Thomson picked up an ankle injury during Gers' last outing against St Mirren, ruling him out of World Cup qualifying action with Scotland.
Striker Miller was also missing from international duty after suffering a hamstring injury.
Both men, though, are back in contention domestically as Rangers prepare for a Saturday showdown with Hamilton.
"I think both Kevin and Kenny will be fine for Saturday," Smith said in the Evening Times.
"Kevin has an ankle injury which was a bit swollen and it took a bit to settle. He only trained towards the end of last week, but the extra time will mean he is fully fit for Hamilton.
"Kenny had the injection in his hamstring and that required a period where he couldn't train, but he came back last week and there has been no problem with it."
Smith is also hoping to have Kyle Lafferty available, with the striker having benefited from two recent run-outs for Northern Ireland.
"It was good to see Kyle and Steven (Davis) doing well for Northern Ireland last week and them getting a goal each," added Smith.
"Kyle needed the games because he has not featured for us as much as we would have liked although Steven has been playing on a regular basis."