The Gers take on Kilmarnock in a Scottish Cup replay in midweek, and Gerrard has said that that Jack is major doubt for the upcoming fixture after twisting his ankle against the same opponents last week.
Arfield, meanwhile, has a better chance of being fit for the match, although Gerrard says that this is not a “good chance” due to him having a slight issue with his calf muscle.
“Scott Arfield has a chance but Jack blocked a tackle at Kilmarnock last week and twisted his ankle, so he is a big doubt for Wednesday. Arfield has a chance – but it’s not a good chance,” he said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“Scott has a couple of dead legs. One of them he actually picked up before the first Kilmarnock game, so Scott wouldn’t miss a game with a dead leg. It’s more of a flush in a calf muscle.”
Rangers clearly missed the impact these two players make on games on Saturday after they limped to a 0-0 draw with St Johnstone. They were not impressive in any shape or form and this was really summed up by the dire display from Steven Davis. However, the fact that Jack is unlikely to make Wednesday’s clash is no doubt a major blow to the manager after this lifeless performance. Jack is a lively player who makes an impact whenever he plays, and the fact that Arfield could potentially miss the game is not good news either. This means that Gerrard will likely have to stick with Davis for this game, something which he probably did not want to do after Saturday. Either way, he will be praying that they will both recover soon, as Rangers’ midfield is not the same without them both – they are usually rather strong in this area of the pitch, but not on Saturday.