Rangers have lost FOUR players to injury in this afternoon's clash with Dundee United.

Leon Balogun pulled up in the warm-up before kick-off and was forced to sit out, with Filip Helander replacing him in beside Connor Goldson. The former Wigan defender had been nursing an injury and was ready to return before the latest setback.

Their luck went from bad to worse when, after around 13 minutes of the Ibrox match, Ryan Kent hobbled off injured to be replaced by Glen Kamara. And Steven Gerrard will have been tearing his hair out when Brandon Barker was also forced off a short time later, where Alfredo Morelos replaced him.

And Morelos was then victim of a horror challenge from Ryan Edwards. He was stretchered off.

The news would not have been welcome at any stage of the season, but with Gers already needing more strength in depth in the midfield area - and Europa League football to come - Gerrard will be desperate to add to his ranks quicker than perhaps he'd have expected.