Ryan's Rangers trial shelved

Mat Ryan's trial with Rangers has been indefinitely postponed, after the Mariners keeper injured his shoulder in the game against Western Sydney.

Mat Ryan's trial with Rangers has been indefinitely postponed, after the Mariners keeper injured his shoulder in the game against Western Sydney.

The Mariners said in a statement that the injury is minor, but both clubs have agreed that it is in Ryan-s best interests to remain in Australia under the care of the Mariners- medical department for the foreseeable future.

The trial has stirred a great deal of emotion, with many questioning Ryan's decision to join a club in the lower reaches Scottish football, regardless of Rangers' size, history or ambitions to regain their status.

The club said their sought-after keeper should be available for selection for Saturday-s Hyundai A-League round 16 fixture against Melbourne Victory in Launceston.