Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has now named his Europa League squad for the Group Stage battle, but midfielder Jordan Rossiter is a notable omission.
It’s fair to say the 21-year-old has had a horrible time at Ibrox since his arrival from Liverpool as a free agent back in the summer of 2016 and despite the highly rated nature of his arrival at the club and the performances we have seen from him when fit, injury has limited him to only seven starting appearances and four substitute showings since.
He’s yet to take to the pitch under Gerrard this season and in 2017/18 he only appeared five times, scoring his maiden club goal in the 5-5 draw with Hibernian last May.
Whether his omission is fitness related and the club are taking an extremely patient approach with him now is food for thought, the following fans on social media believe it is an indication to his future as many thought he would thrive following the manager’s arrival.
Anybody have any idea what's going on with Jordan Rossiter? Surprised that he's not even being talked about anymore during injury updates. Also found it weird that Lee Wallace was left out of 45 player Uefa squad.
— Ian Moore (@RangersMan84) September 5, 2018
Must say I’m absolutely gutted at the lack of communication on Jordan Rossiter. Firstly wish him all the best on his recovery but the lack of communication from Ibrox is defining x #alltheluck
— Scott Chalmers (@SChalmers83) September 4, 2018
Jordan Rossiter was done well before coming to Rangers.. injury prone stop the hype!
— Scott'Forrester (@ScottForrrester) September 4, 2018
Is there any word on when he is back?
— Brownie (@OzRNGR) September 5, 2018
How many times have we had this over the years !! Rozental, Prodan, Rossiter and I’m sure a lot more inbetween
— Craigyboy (@craiggill46) September 4, 2018
Sorry but it is time to be brutally honest when it comes to rossiter, his wages could be used elsewhere
— LET'S GO GE55ARD (@scoooobs82) September 4, 2018
Him or a player that could be contributing with the wage he’s on. Times up the boys done
— MCI???? (@BertVanLingen1) September 5, 2018
Feel for the lad but I can see us letting him go when his contract is up and he'll go away, never to be injured again and become the player we all know he is capable of becoming.
— Simmy (@Gunny230) September 5, 2018
Jordan Rossiter… I think we deserve to know what’s going on.
— SPK (@esspekay) September 4, 2018
His current ankle injury was only supposed to keep him out of the FC Shkupi clash although no firm time frame was given, so whether there have been complications or whether it was being downplayed at the time remains to be seen.