Rangers have received a major injury boost as Scott Arfield is set to return to training early next month.
The Canadian international has been a major player this season with seven goals and five assists in 31 appearances.
He limped off with an ankle injury after within six minutes of coming on as a substitute in the Boxing Day clash with Hibs and it was feared he could be out for a significant period.
But the 32-year-old is recovering at a pleasing rate for Steven Gerrard who is looking to welcome the veteran back in the coming weeks.
The Ibrox boss also gave an update on his other injured stars, with good news for fans of Ryan Jack who has been out since November.
He said: "Niko Katic is progressing well. Arfield is also progressing well and hopefully on track for a return early Feb to the group.
"Ryan Jack has had a full week's training. He'll be back in the squad tomorrow.
"And we'll make a decision on Kemar Roofe today. It's his first session back with the group so it's two really big boosts for us to have Jack and Roofe back, two really important players.
"We've missed Jack. He's been a big player here and a big character. He's been ever so consistent over the course of my 149 games. So to have him back with eight or nine day's training under his belt means he's obviously ready now and he will be in the group tomorrow fighting for a start.
"To have him fit going forward is an immense boost, not just for our midfielders but for everyone connected with the club because he can help us going forward massively."