Rangers manager Graeme Murty has given an update on his plans for injury-prone midfielder Jordan Rossiter after the 20-year-old was sidelined with an ankle knock – and remains hopeful the former Liverpool youngster will be part of his side before long.
Rossiter took a kick on the ankle during the Gers Under-20’s win over Valencia in Spain last week and Murty confirmed the midfielder will be assessed soon.
After joining the Gers from Liverpool in 2016, big things were expected of Rossiter but the England youth international has suffered a string of injuries which have seriously hampered his game-time.
Murty revealed his hope that Rossiter’s latest blow in “nothing too serious” as he revealed his plans for the midfield enforcer.
“It is something you don’t want to take out of his game because he is a competitive, combative midfield player and it is a key part of his game that he has to feel free to go and do,” Murty said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“I am pleased that he felt free to do that and I am sorry that it has given him a bit of a setback but hopefully it is nothing too serious and we can move him forward because he was making really good steps. Hopefully we will get it checked and it is nothing serious.
“The plan is to get him involved with the group. He trained with the group and was looking good and it is about getting him meaningful minutes and making sure we give him a level and a volume that is commensurate to being a first team footballer.”
Rossiter’s last involvement with the first-team came in August when the midfielder made a brief return to action after practically the entire of last season.
The Liverpudlian signed a four-year deal with the Ibrox giants in 2016 but has only managed 10 appearances for the Gers in a season-and-a-half at Ibrox.
With the Gers adding Sean Goss and Greg Docherty to their squad in January, Rossiter will face added competition for a first-team spot ih he can overcome his injury problems and prove his fitness before the end of the season.
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