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Gerrard affirms Zungu will miss the clash against Benfica

Wed 25 November 2020 | 18:29

Steven Gerrard has confirmed Zangu will not play against Benfica because of an injury.

Bongani Zungu

returns to Glasgow after an injury suffered in his international assignment.

He suffered an injury during

South Africa

’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures against

Sao Tome

and

Principe

.

Zungu scored a late goal to give South Africa a 2-2 victory on November 13 but he returns to Scotland with an injury.

Before the Thursday match against

Benfica

,

Gerrard

revealed that Zungu would spend on the sidelines however, no decision has been made about

Ryan Jack

.

"Ryan Jack is a doubt for tomorrow's game and we won't know on Ryan until later on today whether he is available or not," Gerrard was quoted by the club website.

"Zungu will be missing as well - we are hoping to have him back in a week to 10 days - he's not got a big issue but unfortunately he's not available for us tomorrow, and the rest is as it was from the weekend."

Rangers have performed very well since the beginning of the season and are determined to maintain this invincible trend.

"Winning games and going on unbeaten runs definitely breeds confidence and belief in the group," Gerrard added.

"Looking into tomorrow's game as well, I think the players have experienced playing against these players and this team not so long ago and we have shown that, certainly for big parts of the game that we could match Benfica and certainly compete.

"So this is a game that the players are very much looking forward to. We have major respect for Benfica individually and collectively.

"You are talking about high-level players and a high-level club, and a manager with big experience.

"We expect a very, very tough game tomorrow but a game that we are really looking forward to and are excited about and we couldn't be going into it in a better place if you think about the run of games we have been on."

 

 

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