Swedish international Filip Helander has returned to action in a friendly that was arranged with Brentford’s “B” side in a team featuring a mixture of first-team, fringe and academy players, despite a 2-0 loss.
Helander has been on the sidelines since the Scottish League Cup final in December 2019 following a rare foot condition.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has stressed the importance of having his key man back in the squad following his lengthy absence which he believes he will bring good fortune to a side that has been struggling in defence.
The 27-year-old will hope to make Sweden's squad ahead of the Euro 2020, however, there is a slight possibility that he could be called up for Ranger's Europa League clash against Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday night.
It is yet to be seen if Gerrard will make use of him as the Swede's experience will be vital for the side as they look to secure a win.