Barry Ferguson believes that Rangers midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who is presently sidelined with an injury, should not be written off.
When he arrived from Juventus in the January transfer window on loan, Ramsey battled with his fitness.
When Ramsey was pushing himself to the limit, Ferguson believes he sustained an injury. For the time being, he sees him as a key player for the club.
In his column for The Daily Record, he wrote:
“Don’t rule out Aaron Ramsey from making an impact over the final weeks of the campaign.
“Yes, time is running out for a new signing who arrived a month ago and has hardly kicked a ball since. And I know the patience of the fans is wearing thin with him too.
“But don’t be fooled into writing him off just yet either and spare me this theory that his heart is not in it.
“On the contrary, I suspect the guy has pushed his body to the limits in trying to get ultra-fit and has picked up niggles because of it. I’ve been in that boat myself over the years.”
Fans will be hoping for Ramsey to deliver. They’ve just seen a sliver of Ramsey’s personality so far. He’s still a great football player and will play for a long time to come.
The most pressing issue is whether or not he’s physically fit. He can make a huge impact and help Rangers win the league again if he stays fit until the end of the season.
In the end, it will be perceived as a costly blunder if he continues to miss games due to minor injuries. To create an impression, he has a limited amount of time.
Rangers appear to have lost some of their league momentum during the winter break, despite their occasional outstanding play.
For the remainder of the season, Giovanni van Bronckhorst will require all of his star players to be at their peak physical condition.