Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Rangers new signing, Nigerian Nnamdi Ofoborh will not feature in the short term for the club.
The 21-year-old midfielder linked up with the Gers on a free transfer from Bournemouth this summer. However, a medical “red flag” has emerged from his tests.
“I don’t think you’ll see him in the short term,” Gerrard told RangersTV after his side drew 2-2 with Arsenal in their friendly at Ibrox,
“Unfortunately something has flagged up with his ECG, which is the heart test,” he further said.
“We’ve got top medical people here at the club now and we check all the players thoroughly from head to toe when they arrive.
“Unfortunately there’s been a bit of a red flag with a heart issue so he’s going to see some specialists in the coming weeks and we need to do more tests before we move forward.”
“It’s disappointing and frustrating but we’ll have to manage and cope.”
Gerrard also said that it was frustrating for Ofoborh to be told that he would not feature but what mattered the most was his health.
“The important thing is the player’s health, which we’ll obviously focus on first and foremost.
“Of course it is disappointing and frustrating for the player but I spoke to him yesterday, told him to keep smiling and be patient and we will do everything we can to support him, get him in front of the right people and the right support and hopefully he will be back, not too long,” he said.