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8th Apr, 2018 | 8:32pm

Rangers midfielder's absence is baffling as mystery remains over fitness


Rangers midfielder Jordan Rossiter has returned to fitness after months on the sidelines with his latest long-term injury – but his absence from the match squad in the last few weeks has been baffling.

Rossiter has barely played for the Gers following his move from Liverpool in 2016 and after much was made about his return to full training, fans were led to think the former England youth international would be involved in the match day squad.

After failing to even make the 18 against Motherwell and Dundee, it raises questions over the midfielder’s fitness – again – and also his future at Ibrox with the likes of Michael O’Halloran even managing to get a place on the bench before him.

Rossiter arrived at Ibrox to huge hype but has failed to get anywhere close to those high expectations and, with two years left on his contract, could prove difficult to move on if the Gers decide to cut their losses.

The most bizarre thing is that the former Liverpool youngster is the ideal type of player for Rangers right now.

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Were he to be utilised by Graeme Murty, he would allow more creative players like Graham Dorrans to get forward more but if he can’t even get a seat on the bench after returning to fitness, it does not bode well for his long-term prospects at Ibrox.

In other Rangers news, Celtic are in the running to sign this former Light Blues player in a shock summer transfer.

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