By Will Butcher
Rangers boss Mark Warburton has revealed that midfielder Jordan Rossiter will be available for selection against arch enemies Celtic.
The Gers face their Old Firm rivals in the Betfred Cup on October 23, as both sides look to book their place in the final to face either Morton or Aberdeen.
Former Brentford boss Warburton was quoted by Rangers’ official Twitter account as saying that Rossiter was unavailable to play against Inverness on Friday, but “he’ll be ready for Celtic”.
MW: this Friday is probably too soon for Jordan Rossiter but he'll be ready for Celtic.
— Rangers FC (@RangersFC) October 12, 2016
Former Liverpool youngster Rossiter has been out injured for more than six weeks, after limping off against Kilmarnock back in August with a knee injury.
Back in training, Rossiter has been working hard to develop his fitness but will be saved for Rangers hotly-contested clash against Brendan Rodgers’ side next Sunday.
The 19-year-old is one of Warburton’s 11 summer signings, after opting to move north from Liverpool after his Anfield contract expired.
The combative midfielder moved to Ibrox with a glowing reputation from his time with the Merseyside giants, after breaking into the first team on five occasions and even scoring in the EFL Cup against Middlesbrough.
Rossiter’s return could come as a welcome relief to Rangers fans, as Rossiter would be a like-for-like replacement for controversial midfielder Joey Barton who continues to be banned from Ibrox and Auchenhowie.
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