Rangers manager Graeme Murty has praised midfielder Jordan Rossiter for his latest comback from injury and insists the 20-year-old deserves credit after he “worked his socks off” to return to action.
The former Liverpool midfielder played 60 minutes of the Gers Under-20’s 1-0 win over Valencia in Spain on Monday after five months on the sidelines.
Rossiter’s last appearance came in the Scottish Premiership clash with Ross County in August before injury forced him out again.
Murty revealed his hope that Rossiter “gets some reward” for the work he has put in during his layoff and admitted it is “really hard” to be sidelined so long.
“It’s good for Jordan, I am really pleased for him. He deserves a bit of good luck and good fortune and positivity because he’s worked extremely hard,” Murty said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“It’s really hard when you are injured because people forget about you. People deride you at times. But let’s give the guy some due, he’s absolutely worked his socks off and I hope he gets some reward for it.”
After arriving at Ibrox in 2016 from Liverpool, Rossiter has only managed 10 appearances for the Ibrox giants as a succession of injuries have put the brakes on his Gers career.
Gers fans had high hopes for the 20-year-old when he first signed for the Light Blues but have been left disappointed by the players injury troubles.
Rossiter could even come into contention for a place this weekend when the Gers travel to Somerset Park to take on League One side Ayr United in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.
The England youth international is under contract until 2020 after signing a four-year deal with the Ibrox giants.
In other Rangers news, it can be revealed that a key first teamer has sensationally asked to leave after the board failed to stick to their promise of giving him a new deal during the transfer window.
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