Templeton fitness doubt for Gers

  • Last Updated: November 21 2012, 19:58 GMT

Rangers manager Ally McCoist expects to again be without winger David Templeton for Sunday's top-of-the-table clash with Elgin.

David Templeton: Out with an ankle injury and hamstring problem

Former Hearts forward Templeton has been out since mid-September with an ankle injury and hamstring problem and is likely to miss the Irn-Bru Third Division clash at Borough Briggs.

"Temps has been back training and he's coming along nicely but I'm not sure about the weekend," McCoist told Rangers' official website.

"It's getting to that point where I'm looking at the timescale but I know that his fitness is of paramount importance so we won't rush him back."

Defenders Ross Perry, Sebastien Faure and Emilson Cribari remain out.

McCoist added: "Ross had a hernia operation yesterday and Sebastien is recovering from the same procedure at the moment.

"Emilson is still struggling with a grade one tear on the lower calf, at the top of his Achilles so we don't really have much in the way of good news in that area.

"In terms of the time scale for them all coming back it's certainly going to be weeks rather than days."

Striker Francisco Sandaza remains out, while Andy Little has been playing through a foot problem.

McCoist said: "Andy has been playing with some severe bruising on his foot which isn't easy, but his goal on Saturday helps that.

"Fran's in a different position in respect of us looking after him because if he got the slightest knock it could have repercussions.

"He has been out training with us and that's great because he's really enthusiastic and bursting to get back but it's a different injury to the rest and we have to be extremely careful."


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