Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has hinted that Matt Polster could return to the side for the trip to Ross County following the American returned to full training.

The midfielder-turned-full-back has not been seen since February and has made seven appearances all season.

However, with under-fire captain James Tavernier carries an ankle knock, Steven Gerrard revealed Polster might be drafted in against the Staggies.

“Polster’s back in full training now,” said Gerrard [Rangers].

“There is a chance Polster might be involved [against Ross County].

“James Tavernier’s got a kick he obviously comes off the Hamilton game with.

“He has had some treatments during the past few days on that, he is a doubt for the weekend but he is not ruled out so we will give him every opportunity.”

The fact Matt Polster is returning to action could hand him a chance to impress with James Tavernier doubtful for the trip to Dingwall.

The American full-back has discovered opportunities limited at Ibrox over his 14 months in the club but seemed a good deputy for Tavernier at the turn of this year.

Rangers skipper Tav was sidelined with an appendix issue and the former Chicago Fire midfielder proved a capable if not a successful deputy.

Rangers also have former England international Jon Flanagan and highly-rated Ibrox prospect Nathan Patterson as right-back options should the club captain don’t prove his fitness.