By Richard Parks
Jordan Rossiter has been ruled out of action for another month in yet another major blow to his hopes of igniting his Rangers career, according to a report.
Gers fans blog Four Lads Had a Dream, who have emerged as a very reliable source of news surrounding the club, claim in an extensive injury update that the central midfielder will be sidelined until the end of March with the ankle problem he suffered a fortnight ago.
Rossiter skippered the youth team to a 1-0 victory at Valencia as he continued his recovery from yet another injury.
But Four Lads Had a Dream report that the midfielder suffered a nasty kick to his ankle during that match in Spain and bruising and swelling caused by the challenge will necessitate another lengthy spell out.
The 20-year-old has barely been seen by the Ibrox faithful since joining from Liverpool for a fee of £250,000 in the summer of 2016.
Rossiter has suffered recurring back, hamstring and calf problems that have restricted him to just 10 appearances for the Glasgow giants.
The Daily Mail report that Rossiter was handed a £10,000-a-week contract that runs until 2020 when he joined.
Football Insider verdict:
Much had been expected of Rossiter when Rangers took advantage of cross-border compensation fees after his contract had expired at Liverpool. He was widely regarded at the time as one of the smartest buys of ex-boss Mark Warburton that summer as Frank McParland worked his contacts on his old Liverpool patch. But the transfer has yet to work out, and the sense is that Rossiter’s body is not built for top-level football. He has time on his side but badly needs a lengthy spell without injury to restore confidence.
In other Rangers team news, a club Insider has responded to speculation that a key first teamer has gone AWOL from training.
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By Richard Parks