Jon Toral has reaffirmed his desire to return into Rangers’ starting line-up before this season is complete following injury.
The 22-year-old midfielder has missed their last two fixtures with a rib problem, but has reassured supporters that he’ll return before his loan spell is finished at Ibrox.
Having picked up the injury in training prior to their Scottish Cup semi-final defeat against Celtic, Toral spoke to the club’s official website earlier this week.
“It has been a couple of frustrating weeks with the results and not being able to take part,” Toral said.
“I have a rib injury, got some bruising on them and it has been tough to miss out on the last two games but I just need to get back fit and with the team as soon as possible.”
Toral has made 12 appearances for Rangers since his loan switch in January. The Spaniard has sustained a number of niggling injuries which have restricted his development in recent seasons but with four matchdays remaining, he’ll be eager for an impressive finish to an eventful experience in Scotland this term.
“I was due to start the semi-final so it was a big disappointment to miss out on arguably the biggest game of my career to date, a semi-final and an Old Firm as well,” he added.
Toral also said that recent results have made being patient a more frustrating process as he hasn’t been able to make a difference for his team-mates.
“These are the big games that every player wants to be involved in. The atmosphere in both was amazing and to not be able to take part has just been really frustrating. I need to take that on the chin though and just keep working and I hope other big games come along in my career.“