Abdallah Sima Eager to Join Squad in Lisbon Despite Injury Woes, Manager Philippe Clement Reveals

Rangers’ winger Abdallah Sima has expressed his fervent desire to accompany the squad to Lisbon, despite an ongoing injury setback, as confirmed by manager Philippe Clement.

The revelation came during a press conference in Glasgow, where Clement disclosed that Sima, who is still weeks away from a full squad return, personally visited the manager in his office to make the request ahead of their crucial Europa League clash with Benfica.

Detailing the encounter, Clement shared with the audience, “This morning Abdallah Sima came into my office. He will be out still [for] several weeks – he’s working on his rehab – and he asked ‘Gaffer, can I come with the team to Lisbon’.”

Sima had suffered a thigh injury while on international duty with Senegal, raising concerns about a potential season-ending setback. However, recent developments suggest that such fears may be alleviated, and the winger is determined to contribute to the team’s journey in the Europa League.

The manager’s confirmation of Sima’s eagerness to travel despite the ongoing injury underlines the player’s commitment to the squad and the significance of the upcoming clash with Benfica. While the winger remains in the rehabilitation phase, his presence and support could prove invaluable to the team as they aim to secure a positive result in Lisbon.