With Rangers manager Steven Gerrard confirming that midfielder Jordan Rossiter was on the verge of completing a loan move out to English League Two side Bury, the deal was formally announced earlier this afternoon.
The 21-year-old came through the Academy ranks at Liverpool and joined us back in the summer of 2016, but injuries have massively hampered his time at Ibrox so far and in the 2018/19 campaign Gerrard has only been able to call on him five times.
Jordan Rossiter has joined @buryfcofficial on loan until the end of the 2018/19 season.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) January 31, 2019
There’s no buy option included in the deal so he will be returning at the end of the current campaign, but the aim will be to get him some very regular match time now so he can start playing catch up on his development given how highly rated the former England Under 21 international skipper is.
A good block of games to show he’s over his injury concerns will go a long way in terms of his confidence, and many fans will be hoping he returns in good spirits next summer.
Bury manager Ryan Lowe certainly seemed impressed with his attitude as he spoke to Sky Sports.
“I know that people always say, ‘He could have gone here and he could have gone there’, but he did turn down two League One clubs and two Scottish Premiership clubs after watching us on Saturday against Lincoln. He said he wanted to be a part of it. I didn’t think I could get a Jordan Rossiter to be honest with you, so fair play to the chairman and the board for backing me on it. The minute I met him I couldn’t wait to get the deal done. He’s a big asset for us, and he knows that he has to work hard in the team. He hasn’t played a lot of football, but we’ll manage him the right way to make sure that he helps us get to where we want to get to.”
Let’s hope he lives up to the billing – these fans are certainly backing him at any rate and it’s only a small sample of comments wishing him well.
Still think he'll be a 1st regular in the future. Really good player. Just needs games
— william cassidy (@copland97) January 31, 2019
Great player. Great club. All the best Jordan. Go get Bury promoted!!! ????????????????
— Yer brer (@Togsyboy) January 31, 2019
What a thing of beauty. May as well announce promotion now
— Trent Turrell (@TrentTurrell) January 31, 2019
I expect Rossiter to instantly be a class above everyone else in League 2. He has so much potential unlucky with injuries and I wish him all the best. Hopefully he stays injury free, plays regularly and gives Gerrard/Rangers a headache whether he still has a future here.
— Douglas Kinnear (@Dougiek85) January 31, 2019
For any Bury fan looking in, if this guy stays fit he will more than likely be your best player, pitch time is the question surrounding him not his ability…. excellent player if he’s fit
— Scott (@King1Scott) January 31, 2019