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Jamie Ness admits his battle is only just beginning as he makes his next step on the road to recovery after a month on the sidelines.

 

The midfielder joined Davie Weir, Lee McCulloch, Matt McKay and Alejandro Bedoya in action as Rangers beat Gateshead 4-0 in a bounce game at Murray Park on Wednesday.

 

Ness has endured a torrid time with injuries so far this season and despite getting close to a return to full fitness, he faces an even stiffer challenge to oust in-form duo Steven Davis and Mo Edu from the Gersâ?? starting line-up.

 

He said: â??You saw on Tuesday night that Mo got man-of-the-match and Davo was just his usual self so itâ??s going to be really tough to try to get back in that midfield.

 

â??But Lee McCulloch and I will be doing our best to try to push our way in.

 

â??There are only a couple of boys injured now and we have a big squad so the guys in the first team know that they will have to keep performing and winning games to stay in the team.

 

â??Today was a good opportunity to get a strong team out because we have a bigger squad now and a lot of boys coming back from injury so it was good to get a run out.

 

â??Thatâ??s my first game since the match at Inverness six weeks ago so Iâ??m just delighted to be back playing.

 

â??Thatâ??s what I need now, to get some game time under my belt and improve my match fitness.

 

â??There are a lot of reserve games coming up and hopefully if I can do well in those I can force my way back in to the managerâ??s plans.â?

 

Injuries curtailed Nessâ??s progression last season after he burst onto the scene under former Ibrox boss Walter Smith.

 

He has made just one appearance for Ally McCoist this term after being crocked during the championsâ?? 2-0 win over Inverness Caley Thistle in August.

 

Rangers, meanwhile, could extend their lead at the top of the Scottish Premier League to 10 points when they face Hibs on Saturday and Ness is eager to be involved as soon as possible.

 

He said: â??Saturday will be up to the manager. I got through 45 minutes today fine so itâ??s down to the manager and the medical team to decide about the weekend.

 

â??Itâ??s been a long six weeks and very frustrating for me to be injured again. I think thatâ??s me over it now and Iâ??m just looking forward to getting back out there.

 

â??It was a completely freak incident in the Inverness game that injured me. It was just a bang on the hip that caused a problem and it was nothing to do with previous injuries.â?

 

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/sport/editor-s-picks/jamie-ness-ready-to-fight-for-a-place-1.1126703

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It was difficult to get Edu out of he team even when he was playing dismally, that said, he's improved and has also scored. I still think that we should go down the developing our own road and if we get into a winning position in games, by, say 2 goals, Ness should be brought on to hone his skills with the big boys.

 

Just because everyone's saying we've now got a big squad, we can relax about the future is the wrong way of looking at it, IMO.

 

Let's hope that's not what happens, or we'll just go back to the lax ways of the past.

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He's by far the youngster who has the most potential at Ibrox. I just hope we aren't sitting in five years thinking "What if Jamie Ness wasn't so injury prone" He could be a regular for club and country but I'm sure I read that he hasn't played anymore than six consecutive games for the under 19, reserve or the first team and that is worrying.

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He's by far the youngster who has the most potential at Ibrox. I just hope we aren't sitting in five years thinking "What if Jamie Ness wasn't so injury prone" He could be a regular for club and country but I'm sure I read that he hasn't played anymore than six consecutive games for the under 19, reserve or the first team and that is worrying.

 

Aye,I think that is everyones worry,having said that he got his original problem sorted out,this injury was seperate. I think we all hope he is over his injuries and starts to make the impact like we all know he can.

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He's endured a tough time with injuries longer than this season.

 

True. As I said though he got this problem sorted I believe??. He has one leg longer than the other I think and this has been the source of his injuries,I also think he has a specially adjust boot to wear to compensate this. Fingers crossed for this guy.

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Personally, I think the club should give Ness all the time in the world and keep him no matter what because he's a really classy midfielder. If his constant injury problems are directly linked with his leg problem, then the club should make sure that the best specialist in the world takes the lad for tests, fittings etc and get the best boots designed for him that money can buy. If that's what has already happened then all we can do is hope that he grows in strength enough to stay free of injury and worst case is that he may eventually need to adjust the way he plays the game to safeguard himself.

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Never knew about his legs but am sure it can be fixed these days, with special boots and specific training.

 

On side note reminds me of an old guy I worked with way way back in the day, who had one leg a great deal bigger than the other one, he used to tell me if the old wife didn't want him going to the pub she would hide his large platform shoe from him so he was stuck in the house. Always cracked me up.

 

Anyway stay fit Jamie you are the future.

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My brother had uneven legs, he had them fixed when he was about 12-14, he's in his 40's now, but I don't know how much the diffirence is for Ness, maybe it was missed as it didn't appear to effect his 'normal' day to day getting about.

 

Now he's a footballer, the little bit could make a big difference.

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