Newcastle’s Kevin Mbabu targets Rangers return as he bids to put injury problems behind him

FIT ... Kevin Mbabu.
FIT ... Kevin Mbabu.

NEWCASTLE United’s Kevin Mbabu hopes his Rangers career will be up and running within a fortnight.

The defender was one of five players loaned to the Scottish Championship club last week.

But the 19-year-old - who spent much of last season in the treatment room - only reported to Murray Park this week, as he has been sidelined with a groin injury.

However, Mbabu, signed from Swiss club Servette two years ago, is close to a comeback.

“I have a groin injury, and I’ve been out for about eight weeks now,” said Mbabu

“I’m hoping that I will be back taking part in training on Monday. I’m hopeful that I would be back ready and available for selection for the next weekend.

“I had a lot of different injuries last season, and it was frustrating for me.

“I had some problems with my hamstring, my ankle and also my groin. I had a lack of games last season, and I hope that I can get some minutes on the park during my loan here at Rangers.”