Rangers development squad coach Billy Kirkwood has revealed Jordan Rossiter came through his comeback from injury with “flying colours” after playing 60 minutes of the Under-20 side’s win over Valencia on Monday.
Rossiter has barely been seen in the first-team since arriving at Ibrox in 2016 after a succession of injuries have forced the 20-year-old midfielder onto the sidelines.
The former Liverpool midfielder was handed the captain’s armband as Zak Rudden scored the only goal in the win over the Spanish side as he looks to force his way into manager Graeme Murty’s side.
Kirkwood was delighted to have the “quality” of the England youth interational in his side as they rounded out their trip to the Valencian coast with a second win from two games.
“We were joined by Jordan Rossiter who played 60 minutes and he got through the game with no problems and flying colours,” Kirkwood said, as quoted by the Gers’ official website.
“Hopefully, there is no adverse reaction to that 60 minutes, but you’ve got to remember Jordan is still a young lad, he’s still 20.
“So to get his quality in amongst our lads was fantastic with a lot of good talking and a lot of good information fed to the boys during the game.”
Rossiter’s last appearance for the first-team came in the Scottish Premiership win over Ross County in August with the midfielder only managing a total of just 10 appearances since joining the Ibrox giants.
With Rossiter’s latest comeback, the midfielder could come into contention for the first-team soon as the Gers struggle with injuries to a number of key midfielders, in what will be exciting news for the supporters.
The trip to Ayr United this weekend in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup could even give Murty an opportunity to give the midfielder some more game-time as the Gers face lower-tier opposition.
In other Rangers news, it can be revealed that a key first teamer has sensationally asked to leave after the board failed to stick to their promise of giving him a new deal during the transfer window.