Rangers signed USA International, Matt Polster at the back end of the January transfer window.
After leaving Chicago Fire at the end of the MLS season, the versatile 25-year-old joined for free and signed a two-and-a-half year contract.
However, almost two months on, and he still hasn’t made his Rangers debut.
Of course, everyone knew it would take him a while to build up match fitness.
His last competitive fixture for Fire came way back in October.
Yet, most supporters had expected to catch a glimpse of the new signing by now.
Unfortunately, injury has haltered his progress of late.
Ahead of the fixture against Dundee, at the end of last month, Steven Gerrard cited a tight groin as he all but ruled Polster out of contention for the game.
🎥 An injury update from the manager at today's press conference. pic.twitter.com/H1CwENqfIZ
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) February 26, 2019
The manager also admitted that not been the case, he would have used that match as an opportunity to hand him a debut.
Since then, though, there’s been no sign of him. The groin strain perhaps rumbled on for a while longer than expected.
Whatever the reason, Nikola Katic and either Andy Halliday or Jon Flanagan have tended to be the designated defensive cover on the bench.
On Monday, though, Polster appeared to be taking a full part in Rangers’ preparations for the Scottish Cup replay against Aberdeen.
He can be spotted in several times in the gallery shared by the Rangers Twitter account.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) March 11, 2019