Why injury is costing Rangers summer signing chance to make his mark
COMMENT By Emma Sanders
Jordan Rossiter may struggle to kick-start his Rangers career after suffering several injury setbacks since making the switch from Liverpool in the summer.
The 19-year-old was one of the most high-rated midfielders in the Reds’ academy and he made his breakthrough into the first team before sealing a move to Rangers.
However, he has been out of action since August after suffering a calf injury and he has endured several setbacks on his road to recovery which could prove costly to his career at the Scottish giants.
The midfielder was in superb form when he broke onto the Liverpool scene in 2014 but he was delivered a huge blow when he suffered a serious ACL knee injury last year.
He made just appearances for Liverpool on his recovery and was eventually sold to Rangers in the summer – an indication he did not feel he was in Jurgen Klopp’s plans for the future.
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A move away seemed like a good idea for Rossiter, whose opportunities at Liverpool had become limited before he turned down a new contract, but after just four league appearances for the Gers, he has once again faced a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
He was impressive, showing maturity and authority beyond his years but mixed messages have come from the Scottish camp suggesting his recovery is not going well.
His talent is slowly being forgotten so time is running out for Rossiter to prove his worth and ensure he becomes a crucial part of Mark Warburton’s squad.
In other Rangers news, this is the expected starting line-up to face Hearts.