RANGERS are sweating on the fitness of midfielder Nicolas Raskin ahead of their Premiership clash with Motherwell on Saturday.

The Belgian has made an impressive start to life at Ibrox following his move from Standard Liege during the January transfer window.

But a quad issue sustained during the Scottish Cup win over Raith Rovers last weekend could leave him sidelined for the trip to Fir Park.

Beale has seen Ridvan Yilmaz and John Souttar return to the squad in recent weeks and Malik Tillman is also available once again as Rangers prepare for the final fixture before the international break.

Beale said: "Nico has a slight issue, he missed training [on Thursday]. Other than that, Malik has had another week Souts has had another week.

"We’ll have to leave a couple out. With Nico we’ll see how he is [on Friday].

"He had a bit of an issue with his quad after the game the other day, but we don’t think it is anything major.

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"It is touch and go [for the weekend]. We’ll see [on Friday] and if there is any risk it will be a no, but at the moment it is quite promising that he will be OK."

The return of Tillman is a welcome boost for boss Beale as he bids to extend his unbeaten league run and keep Celtic within his sights in the Premiership title race.

The Englishman could have a decision to make at left-back this weekend, though, if Borna Barisic needs to miss the Motherwell clash and return home to Croatia as wife Anja prepares to give birth.

Beale said: "Malik Tillman trained [on Thursday] so I'm delighted that he's back within the group. He trained well this morning, so he's available for selection.

"Borna’s wife is due to give birth, it’s her first child. She's running a couple of days late, but obviously, then he goes well on international duty, so we're running tight on that one.

"But Ridvan’s fit and available and young Adam Devine and you may see a change of formation where we play with somebody else out there as well."