Dodoo eyes Gers start

Dodoo eyes Gers start

Joe Dodoo hopes to have put his injury problems behind him and is looking to force his way into the Rangers first team.

Dodoo feared the worst when he picked up an ankle injury against Kilmarnock back in August, but thankfully it was a case of weeks rather than months and he is now back fit.

The youngster came on as a second-half substitute in the win over Partick Thistle last time out, and is hoping to have done enough to start against Inverness on Friday night.

“You can say it’s disappointing but sometimes with football you can do nothing about it," Dodoo said. “I think what you have to do is brush it off and you have to come back stronger and go out and perform.

“It is disappointing but I don’t look at it that way; there’s nothing I could have done about it, it was a freak accident and I’m back now and looking forward to what is coming up next – I’m thinking positive.

“It is very difficult for me to sit back and watch the team because I just want to be out there helping. That’s one of the things I’m really bad at.

“I want to rush things so I can come back and play, but sometimes you have to be patient. I don’t want to rush back and then I’m not fit again and I go back inside, but it’s taken me three weeks to come back which is good."