Naismith won't rush return

Striker remains patient over return to fitness

Naismith: Not rushing return

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Rangers striker Steven Naismith has refused to set a date for his return from injury.

The 22-year-old suffered a serious knee injury during his side's Scottish Cup semi-final against St Johnstone in April.

The former Kilmarnock star is expected to be sidelined for up to a year after damaging his anterior cruciate ligament and Naismith is refusing to put a timescale on his return to fitness.

"I don't know when I'll be back and I don't want to know," said Naismith

Not interested

"I'm not interested. I think the feeling in my knee will let me know when I'm back.

"I don't want to say, 'in two weeks' time I need to be doing this', and going for a target which might not help my rehab.

"I'm feeling good and the physio says I'm looking good. It's all been positive so far.

"You play football and you get injuries and hopefully you come back from injuries. Every footballer knows that every time you train and play you could get injuries. It's all part of the game.