McKay has successful foot op

Rangers boss Ally McCoist is hopeful that Barrie McKay will make

a full recovery in the summer after a successful foot

operation.

The 18-year-old midfielder was ruled out for the season after

suffering a broken bone in his foot, but he is expected to be ready

for the next campaign after undergoing surgery in London.

McCoist said on Tuesday: “Barrie travelled down yesterday and

had surgery on the broken bone in his foot and we are satisfied

that he can now have a good break and be ready for the start of

next season.”

Lewis Macleod has been absent from the side since January due to

knee ligament damage, but McCoist is optimistic that he will return

before the end of the season.

“Lewis is going to join us in training this week. He is a good

bit off from playing in any part of a game but it is really

encouraging,” he said.

“I would be delighted if he could get some action before the end

of the season for his own confidence.

“I would far rather he had action rather than coming back for

pre-season with maybe a little bit of uncertainty about going into

a game.

“So, in an ideal world, we can get him some game time and he can

go off on his holidays and come back fresh and ready to go.”