Bury manager Ryan Lowe believes Jordan Rossiter is ready to make his mark at Rangers after staying free of injury during his loan spell.
The 22-year-old made 17 appearances during the second half of the campaign for the English League Two club, and Lowe believes the only way is up for the midfielder:
“Jordan was fit as a fiddle when he came in. He was subbed on in the first game at half-time and after that he didn’t look back. He was in the team every week, he trained every day and didn’t miss anything.”
“He was phenomenal and, for a guy who has had injuries and niggles, for me to get him on the pitch week in, week out was great.”
Some fans on Twitter are hoping manager Steven Gerrard gives him another chance to impress in the first team next season:
Agree 100% would be like a new signing
— William Durham (@kpbluebear) 16 May 2019
He’s had two knocks since last Jan, both from bad tackles. Rossiter is fit and over the issues he had now, just needed games. Hope he gets at least another year.
— Gavin Kelly (@gmkelly1979) 16 May 2019
I want Rossiter tae stay as hes a top talent, just needed games.
— graeme shankland (@gshank72) 16 May 2019
While others think he could be on his way:
last year of his contract I won’t be surprised to see him leave for a nominal fee
— Scott Cameron (@Cammy26_2) 16 May 2019
Rossiter isn’t contesting Arfield’s role. The only people capable of that in the squad at the moment are a fit Jamie Murphy or Graeme Dorrans.
Rossiter or Docherty need a loan next season though. I don’t think the squad has room for both to start regularly.
— Rob (@Newco_Rob) 16 May 2019
Not a chance. We will add quality to the midfield in the summer which will bump him further down the pecking list. He’s already behind Jack, Davis, McCrorie, Kamara & any summer signings in that deep midfield role.
— Stuart Esplin (@StuartEsplin) 16 May 2019
What about McCrorie, Docherty and Dorrans #Plethora
— Zander (@Zander72aes) 16 May 2019
Rossiter spent most of the first half of the season out with a calf injury, and it was definitely the correct call to loan him out.
The ex-Liverpool academy player is certainly a talent, but performing well in the fourth tier of English football is very different to playing in the Scottish Premiership.
Whether Gerrard will give Rossiter another chance, we shall have to wait and see. His time at the club may have already passed him by but wherever he ends up next season, hopefully, he continues to stay fit.