Caixinha confirms Rangers midfielder back in training ahead of clash v Aberdeen
By Danny Wright
Pedro Caixinha has confirmed on Monday that Jordan Rossiter has returned to light training following a back injury.
The Portuguese boss has also added that the central midfielder should secure a full return to action by the beginning of next season.
Rossiter has not played for the Light Blues since featuring against Peterhead in the Scottish League Cup back in August.
The 20-year-old arrived at Ibrox for £250,000 from Liverpool last summer but he has only managed to make six appearances in all competitions for the Glaswegians.
Caixinha, speaking in a pre-match press conference ahead of Wednesday’s home clash against Aberdeen, is hopeful that Rossiter can take part in Rangers’ early Europa League qualifying campaign which will begin in June.
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“Jordan Rossiter took part in the first elements of the training session today. I hope he will be ready to start the season,” said the 46-year-old, as quoted by the Rangers official Twitter account.
PC: Jordan Rossiter took part in the first elements of the training session today. I hope he will be ready to start the season.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) May 15, 2017
The Light Blues can move within three points of second-placed Aberdeen with a win on Wednesday night at Ibrox.
However they would require a minor miracle in the final round of fixtures this weekend in order to nick the runners-up spot due to the Dons’ superior goal difference.
Rangers finish what has been an underwhelming campaign with a trip to St. Johnstone on Sunday while Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen go to Partick.
There is currently a six point gap between the two sides while the Dons’ goal difference in 20 goals bigger.
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