Rangers prospect Zak Lovelace has vowed he will be 'back soon'.

The young forward has been out injured for nearly six months.

The 18-year-old suffered a hamstring injury in a game against St Mirren back in October. He was stretchered off the field and has been absent since.

The ex-Millwall academy player played 45 minutes for the B team against Carlisle on Monday afternoon.

And he is keen to get back into the first team fold under Philippe Clement as the season run-in approaches

Lovelace said: “It was good - I had to just get myself mentally ready to start again and kind of push on to where I was before.

“It feels good man, not really anything has caused a problem with [my recovery].

“I am just trying to get myself back to where I used to be, get myself to my sharpness.

“I still have a couple of things to iron out but I’ll be getting back soon hopefully.

”Hopefully I’ll get 60 against Dundee and then push on from there to get 90 the game after.”

Lovelace hasn't had the opportunity to impress Clement yet, however, he is clearly in the manager's thoughts.

The Belgian said: "We have Zak Lovelace also who was out injured.

"I've not seen him live with me but I saw him before and he is somebody with a bright future so you can have maybe six or seven strikers but you cannot play them all."

With Abdallah Sima, Danilo and Kemar Roofe currently on the sidelines, there could be an opportunity for Lovelace to make an impact as Rangers chase down the title.

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