Gers’ fans could not hide their delight as their big Nigerian defender confirms he is back in training following an injury lay-off
Rangers defender Leon Balogun has taken to social media site Twitter to announce he is fit again to play ahead of this weekend’s clash against Hamilton Academical, and that got the club’s supporters excited.
Balogun, who joined the Glasgow giants this summer from Wigan Athletic on a free transfer, has developed quickly into a fans’ favourite after impressive showings in his first couple of games for Steven Gerrard’s side.
Displaying intelligence, pace and composure on the ball, the Super Eagles defender, was rock-solid versus Aberdeen and St Mirren, before he was forced off with a quad strain in the next fixture against St Johnstone.
As a result of the injury setback, the 32-year-old former Mainz star missed the Gers’ last two league games against Livingston and Kilmarnock.
But the Nigeria international has confirmed that he is fit again and has returned to training this week, making him available for selection in Saturday’s away tie against Hamilton Academical.
“Back on the pitch with the lads and went straight back to winning ways,” He wrote on his Twitter handle.
— Leon Aderemi Balogun (@LeonBalogun) August 27, 2020
Many Rangers’ fans responded to the tweet with excitement, showing love to the big Nigerian centre-back.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
Glad your back dude you are a classy central defender and we are lucky to have you
— Kenny Weir (@weir1216_k) August 28, 2020
The big mans playing on Saturday
— Luke Allan (@LukeAllan14) August 27, 2020
— Curtis 🇦🇲 (@1872Curtis) August 27, 2020
Well done Leon
— linda mac (@ljmk18) August 27, 2020
And straight back into the starting 11 on Saturday brother ✊🏿
— Hends (@Hends22) August 27, 2020
Great to see you back Leon👍🔴⚪🔵
— Menzies #55 🇬🇧 (@menzies999) August 27, 2020
So starting on Saturday ? I always do an anytime goal scorer CB 😉
— ccc (@Obanlad1970) August 27, 2020
U get urself fit lad and keep it like tht big man
— John Mcnally (@BeanMcnally) August 27, 2020
Love you king
— Ryan (@Ryane1872) August 27, 2020
Rangers currently lead the Scottish league table with 13 points, having won four and lost none of their five games played so far this season.