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Spell out of action saved Ibrox career – Jack

23rd October 2019, 15:14 by James Mason

Scotland international Ryan Jack has revealed an injury lay-off in the second half of the 2017/18 campaign helped save his Rangers career.

Jack joined Rangers in June 2017 on a three-year contract, ending a 17-year spell at Aberdeen that spanned across both the youth sides and senior team, and the new signing said it was a “huge honour and a privilege” to join the club he supported as a child.

However, the 27-year-old midfielder was hot-headed during his first campaign with the Gers, receiving four red cards in 22 appearances and his ill-discipline on the pitch threatened to derail his career in Glasgow.

The Scot suffered a serious knee injury in December 2017 which required surgery and he was ruled out for the second half of the 2017/18 campaign, leaving doubts over his long-term future at the club.

It was during this time on the sidelines that Jack reflected on his style of play and he made a promise to be more controlled on the pitch, reducing the chance of picking up cautions.

This pep talk appears to have worked as the midfielder has not been sent off since returning to action and is now a crucial part of Steven Gerrard’s side.

Speaking about his change, Jack told Rangers TV: “I had to look back at that. In the time I was out injured, I reflected on it and realised if I was going to be a part of this club, and hopefully be a success at this club, that side of things needed to change.

“Thankfully I have done that and everything has been fine since. As I say, I am just looking to the future now and hopefully I can kick on to try and do well at Rangers.”

Jack’s form has been so impressive that he signed a two-year contract extension on Tuesday, committing his future to Rangers until the summer of 2023.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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