Showing posts with label Jordan Rossiter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jordan Rossiter. Show all posts

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Pedro drops big hint about Rangers midfielder


Pedro Caixinha has today confirmed the potential return of forgotten man Jordan Rossiter.

The former U19 England captain’s spell at Ibrox has been completely blighted by injury, with a back problem derailing his first season in Govan before an all-new knee injury laying him out in recent weeks.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Why Rangers must resolve THIS growing problem at Auchenhowie...

 Article by: Richard, for Ibrox Noise

The good news that Niko Kranjcar is back once again training at the Rangers Training Facility, must be pleasing for our under-fire Rangers boss.

Although he is one of the most talented players at the club, I would recommend leaving him out of the next two games to allow his knee injury to mend exceptionally well before putting it under severe stress and taking the chance that he may break down again.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Rangers squad update for Perth over SIX players - Pedro with big calls to make


Rangers have been boosted with the news of three returnees today, but with another three remaining on the sidelines, selection issues abound for the trip to Perth in nine days.

On the positive side for Pedro Caixinha, he has been bolstered by the return of two key defenders, and arguably the team’s most creative player for the third-place clash with Saints.

Portugal’s Bruno Alves resumed training for his national team today meaning unless any unforeseen incidents occur on world cup duty, the ex-Porto veteran will be available for the match on the 13th.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Massive headache for Rangers v Saints - two key absences


Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has a bit of a problem on his hands for the trip to McDiarmid Park on the 13th – thus far in every match Rangers have played both pre-season and since the competitive stuff started in earnest in July, one man has been an absolute mainstay of the first team and arguably the first name on the shirt, without missing a single match.

Ryan Jack was Pedro’s highest-priority signing and the first confirmed recruit of the summer window, with the hype around his arrival reaching fever points before it was confirmed, much to the predictable chagrin of both Aberdeen (who now despise him) and the rest of the SPL (who always hate Rangers).

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Predicted XI for Hamilton: two changes for Rangers


After a disappointing Old Firm loss, Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has a lot of thinking to do to try and create a sense of form for his team, following a run of of two wins, one win AET, a draw and a poor defeat.

Things have been decidedly patchy this season at best, and a number of key points emerged from that Celtic defeat at the weekend.

Hence it may be time to ring some changes and alter the system to best suit what the Portuguese has.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Predicted starting XI for Thistle; what we know


After curiously announcing it would be a fairly unchanged team over the weekend, instead Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has done a full 180 and will ring in a raft of alterations for tonight’s Partick clash, some forced, and some not.

What we know for sure is the following players will play no part:

Monday, 18 September 2017

Triple injury blow rocks Rangers


Rangers’ preparations for Saturday’s Old Firm clash at Ibrox have been rocked with the news that a number of players are set to miss the match with injury.

From last Thursday and a fully-fit squad, Pedro Caixinha’s plans have been disrupted with injuries to Lee Wallace, Jordan Rossiter and Niko Kranjcar.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Why a loan away might suit this forgotten Rangers star


When Rangers signed Jordan Rossiter last year, there were many who believed we were getting a hybrid of the best of Barry Ferguson and Steven Gerrard. We believed the £250k development fee for cross-border youth signings was a bargain beyond words and this kid would rise to become a future Rangers and even England captain.

Sadly, so far for the lad, it has not worked out anything like that and even more sadly we can probably see why Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp cut him loose.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Rangers senior midfielder turns out for youths


Out-of-favour midfielder Jason Holt has followed fellow fringe man Jordan Rossiter’s lead by turning out for Rangers’ youth ranks.

In an attempt to get in critical minutes, the former Hearts midfielder started for Graeme Murty’s Colts against Dumbarton this week in a 2-1 loss at the catchily-named Your Radio 103FM Stadium, despite a positive overall display.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Can Pedro find a place for 'outcast' Rangers star?

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Following essentially a year out with back injuries, the sight of Jordan Rossiter’s absence from even the bench certainly raised a few eyebrows today before Rangers’ hard-fought 2-1 win at Fir Park.

The young Englishman has been beset with niggling problems emanating from fundamental back problems – he saw a specialist in February and it has seemed like the former U19 England captain is returning to full fitness.

Friday, 28 July 2017

A shock exit from Ibrox?

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

Sudden rumours this morning have caught dramatic pace with ‘a shock exit’ on the cards. From nowhere, speculation has reached fever pitch that a key player at Ibrox is set to leave, but as yet no hard evidence has arisen as to who it could be.

A few names have sprung up, such as goalkeeper Wes Foderingham, midfielders Niko Kranjcar and Jordan Rossiter, but the truth is the story exists only as guesswork at this point and there is no point plucking names from thin air.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Part Three: Defending the midfield. Have Rangers fixed that?

 Article by: Ibrox Noise

In the third part of Ibrox Noise’s four-part series, we will take a look at another badly-neglected area of Rangers’ XI over recent years; defensive midfield.

Ever since Mark Warburton decided to ruin two years of Andy Halliday’s career by shoving him in defensive midfield for reasons known only to himself when other options were available, that area of the pitch has been a real weakness at Ibrox.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

What needs to change for success in Luxembourg - are you listening Pedro?

 Article by: Richard, for Ibrox Noise

I have been going to Ibrox since 1960 and I can tell you that Rangers have always been slow starters, and it has annoyed me for years! I used to put it down to starting the season too late with the players having far too long to relax on their holidays.

I worried about players not keeping themselves fit enough during the break and some of them putting on weight. I also questioned their professionalism at times.

I was obviously wrong because, with our Portuguese coach in charge, the break was only 2 weeks and we still didn’t look sharp enough against the minnows of Luxembourg. Actual competitive match fitness is the main problem following a few friendly pre-season style of games, with nobody wanting to get injured.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

The man Jordan Rossiter owes so much to

Article by: Richard Fillingham
 
Steve Walker our clever and meticulous Rangers physiotherapist earns his money by properly diagnosing each player’s injury problems and working hard with every one of them to try and get them as fit as he can. His job is to get them ready to  train again and to supervise them until their full recovery.

Niko Kranjcar sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament last October, and thanks to Steve Walker he managed to get Niko’s injury sorted out and also ahead of his scheduled recuperation period. Together they won his fitness battle and he has already been training well for the start of the new season.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Rangers' return to training; who came back and who didn't?


Rangers’ players returned to pre-season training yesterday, after the much-hyped fortnight-only summer break the players were furnished with by disciplinarian boss Pedro Caixinha, and the big news was less about the new arrivals Caixinha is attempting to sign up, and more about the players who were and were not back at Auchenhowie for campaign 2017/2018.

With so much confusion about who is and is not leaving, the squad at Murray Park yesterday shed a fair chunk of light on who is most definitely not part of Caixinha’s plans going forward, and who may still be.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The three men who can overhaul Rangers


With an underwhelming season drawing to a much-needed end, thoughts have turned in earnest to next season and the changes needed at Ibrox to produce a more credible challenge at the top end of the table.

Already we have seen countless players linked with Rangers, with reports last night suggesting Aberdeen’s Ryan Jack was a done deal and manager Pedro Caixinha’s first signing for the new campaign. Indeed, Caixinha has subsequently moved to strongly big the Dons’ captain up, admitting he has scouted him and he hugely admires him.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

The great mystery of Rangers' star midfielder


“Insert overused clich├ęs about Steven Gerrard and Barry Ferguson here”

Ok, is that out the way? The fact is we all know Jordan Rossiter is a special talent. You do not look at ease in the Europa League and English Premier League for a side the size of Liverpool without being impressive, while excelling for your country and captaining them.

Rossiter outclassed his fellow midfield colleagues earlier this season when paired with the likes of Joey Barton and Niko Kranjcar, making Rangers fans genuinely believe we had acquired one of the all-time modern bargains snapping this kid up from the Scousers for less than half a million squid.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Why Warburton should be wary of Cathro


It has been a somewhat eventful week in Scottish football. From Hearts’ new appointment throwing a cat among the stuffy pigeons of the game here, to the despicable child abuse scandal enveloping the sport north of the border as well as south, there have not been problems and talking points to seek to say the least.

However, the topic of import for this article is that indeed of the Tynecastle side’s new recruit, along with his assistant, who will be in the away dugout tomorrow for Gorgie’s second meeting with Rangers in 10 days. Ian Cathro, fresh from his time at Valencia and Newcastle finds himself thrust into the managerial hotseat at Budge’s lot, his maiden job at the helm of a club on his own at the mere age of 30.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Can Rangers switch formation?


If we overlook the increasing division regarding Mark Warburton’s position at Ibrox, and get back to plain football, the most commonly-asked query among fans is why the boss persists with a formation that clearly is not working.

Warburton has advocated 4-3-3 his entire managerial life, and has robustly defended it in his time at the helm. And to his credit it worked fairly well in the Championship, with his Rangers side coasting to promotion with room to spare.

The problem is fans’ accurate insistence it does not work in the SPL, and results and displays have borne that out. Rangers have looked static, idea-less, and incredibly predictable, seeing many supporters to press for an essential change in formation to a more traditionally-Rangers-esque 4-4-2.