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13th May, 2018 | 5:30pm

Jordan Rossiter gives instant verdict on Rangers return in thrilling 5-5 draw

Rangers midfielder Jordan Rossiter has revealed he hopes to be “flying” by the time the Gers return for pre-season training after coming through his first start since August in the 5-5 Scottish Premiership draw with Hibernian on Sunday.

The former Liverpool midfielder grabbed a goal before limping off midway through the second-half.

The 21-year-old admitted it has been a “long, frustrating season” but hopes that the worst is behind him as he prepares for his third season at Ibrox.

“It’s been a long, frustrating season, obviously my injury history speaks for itself but hopefully it’s all behind me now,” Rossiter told the club’s official YouTube channel.

“I felt good on the pitch today an will hopefully go into pre-season flying now.”

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Rossiter’s arrival was much hyped and it has been as frustrating for fans as it has Rossiter to see him spend so long on the sidelines over the last two seasons. The former Liverpool kid was tipped for big things before he moved to Ibrox and with the imminent arrival of Steven Gerrard – who Rossiter has been likened to – will hopefully help the Scouser kick on and nail down a regular place in the starting XI at Ibrox next season. The 21-year-old will be desperate to prove that he isn’t just going to be an injury write off and his performance at Easter Road was a promising start. With a massive overhaul of the playing squad expected, Rossiter has returned to fitness at just the right time and should, as he says, be “flying” when he returns after the summer break and ready to push on and become a key part of the side under Gerrard.

In other Rangers news, the Gers are firmly in the running with Celtic to sign this £120,000-a-week Premier League player who wants to move on in the summer.

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