Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has claimed Jordan Rossiter was the squad’s outstanding performer in pre-season after confirming the midfielder will be out for a number of weeks with an ankle injury.
Rossiter joined the club in 2016 but has managed to make just seven starts in competitive action, with his career at Ibrox blighted by a series of frustrating injuries.
There’s no doubt that fans are losing patience with his progress at the club, but Gerrard’s latest comments should ensure that some retain some excitement about his future in a Gers shirt.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the Rangers boss said:
Jordan was making a fantastic impression in pre-season. He was probably the stand-out performer until he got the knock.
The knock is not to do with being injury prone, it was a moment of bad luck.
He’s frustrated but we have to move on and I’ll try to get him fit as soon as possible. But before he got injured he was the standout performer.
Hopefully supporters will see Gerrard’s comments proved right in the coming months. There’s no doubt that the Liverpool legend rates the player and in his limited appearances so far Rossiter has also impressed.
That he was the squad’s outstanding performer is surely cause for excitement considering some of the other players like Glenn Middleton are showing great progress.
Still only 21, there’s plenty of time for Rossiter to make a name for himself and it seems he has found a manager willing to give him the belief he needs to finally reach his potential.
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