Rangers midfielder Jordan Rossiter is on the verge of completing a loan move to English side Bury, as reported by Sky Sports.
Manager Steven Gerrard confirmed the news last night, telling the outlet: “Regarding outs, Jordan is very close to joining Bury. He’s been down there all day and it is 99 per cent done. We have had no respectable bids for any of our other players.”
Rossiter has put the bulk of his injury and fitness issues behind him but has still failed to break into Gerrard’s first-team on a regular basis, making just five appearances for the season, three of which have been from the bench.
The 21-year-old badly needs more regular football to prove to the manager he can be trusted to play week-to-week.
English League Two may not be the highest level he could test himself at but Bury are a team pushing for promotion and that kind of winning pressure should help show whether he has the mentality to return north and push for a place in the starting eleven.
Indeed it’s a move that could help finally unlock a potential that has been hampered by injury ever since he was a young, hot prospect at Liverpool.
If he can play an instrumental role in securing Bury’s promotion then it could give him the confidence required to take the next step in his career.
Many fans remain hopeful he can make an Ibrox impact and all eyes will be on what the play can do down south in the second half of the season.