DAVID MCCALLUM has revealed midfielder Alex Lowry is ‘progressing well’ as he continues on the road to recovery at Ibrox this term.
The 19-year-old was crocked last month after a scandalous challenge from Ally Love during the closing stages of a B Team victory over Dumbarton.
Lowry was ruled out of action for up to six weeks as fears over a lengthy absence were thankfully allayed in the aftermath of the 7-0 win in the SPFL Trust Trophy.
McCallum is now preparing his Under-19 side for their UEFA Youth League clash against Napoli on Wednesday as the Light Blues kids aim to bounce back from the loss to Ajax last week.
Lowry will play no part in the Firhill fixture but is on the right track as he seeks to return to action and force his way into Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s squad this season.
McCallum said: “He is progressing well. He is obviously not back on the football pitch yet and not back in contention for any game time at the moment.
“But any time I have seen him or had conversations about him, it seems to be quite positive just now.
“I think when he got the initial feedback that the injury wasn’t going to be as long-term as what we initially thought, I think naturally Alex felt a bit better about that because he could see a bit of brightness ahead.
“But in terms of that, I don’t have any more on that that I am able to share just now.”