Rangers' Steven Naismith rehab progressing well

Steven Naismith
Naismith was stretchered off in a 2-1 win against Aberdeen in October

Rangers forward Steven Naismith insists he is making good progress recovering from a knee injury that has ruled him out since October.

Naismith suffered the second ruptured cruciate ligament of his career during a win against Aberdeen in late October, but is confident of recovering.

"It's coming along nicely and I feel pretty good," said Naismith.

"The leg seems strong and the physios and the doctor are happy with it so it's a case of continuing on."

Naismith was stretchered off in a 2-1 win at Aberdeen on 29 October following a clumsy challenge on midfielder Rob Milson.

Scans later confirmed that the 25-year-old suffered damage to the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and would miss the remainder of the season.

His absence from Ally McCoist's squad has been felt in recent weeks, with the Ibrox side dropping 11 out of 21 points in their last seven matches, and Naismith is keen to get back into first-team action.

"We are still at an early stage and I am only doing basic exercises at the moment," said Naismith. "It will be another month or so before I can do harder exercises.

"The early signs are that everything will be fine."