Rangers youth coach Kevin Thomson thinks the Ibrox side need their own Scott Brown-type figure if they are to topple rivals Celtic – but the Gers could already have him in Jordan Rossiter, if the midfielder can stay fit.
According to Thomson, as quoted by the Scottish Sun, the former Gers midfielder believes Brown is “fundamental” to Celtic’s success and insists that it is something the Ibrox giants lack currently.
Rossiter arrived at Ibrox two years ago to much fanfare but has suffered a horrendous time with injuries since moving from Liverpool.
The former England Under-20s captain has barely featured for the Ibrox giants, leaving fans desperate to see the player once called the ‘next Steven Gerrard’ by Robbie Fowler and raved about by Jamie Carragher.
Rossiter seems to have finally overcome his problems and has been fit since early 2018 before making his long-awaited return to the first-team in the final day draw with Hibs at Easter Road.
From the few appearances that he has managed in blue, Rossiter has looked a very classy and composed midfielder who never seems to get flustered when put under pressure.
He’s incredibly comfortable in possession and, like Brown has in recent seasons, looks happiest when dictating the play in front of him from a deeper role in midfield.
Obviously, keeping Rossiter fit through a prolonged run of games will be key to any success the former Liverpool youngster has at Ibrox.
But with the man he was once compared to now going by the name ‘gaffer’ at Ibrox – Rossiter could have nobody better to learn from and become exactly what he was tipped to be.
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