Today’s match at Easter Road goes down as one of the legendary SPL epics. It was an absolutely staggering match of football, and covering everything from it could take days.
But if one thing stood out (and let’s face it, a lot did), it was the magnificence of recalled midfield anchor Jordan Rossiter.
As we suggested after the Gerrard announcement, Rangers’ new manager could be the man to finally unlock Rossiter’s potential, and today, given a chance to show what he can do, put in a defensive midfield display which honoured the shirt and showed just what Rangers fans have been missing in his absence.
Fire, tenacity, pace, mobility, strength, spirit, fight, plus a sportsmanship dignifying the true nature of the proper Ranger (Allan deserved a punch in the face, Jordan showed astonishing class), Rossiter was truly taking his chance with aplomb and his goal helped spur the comeback further.
When one sees this kind of grit, fight, technical quality and sheer enthusiasm, it makes you wonder why fans settle for lesser models.
Rossiter was everywhere, and one prays his injury isn’t too serious but given his chirpy post-match interview he seems in excellent spirits so it may have been borderline precautionary.
Nevertheless, it delighted us to see a player of Rossiter’s undoubted quality prove us fools at Ibrox Noise wrong and return from injury. He was always one of our highest rated players, and we were sad to feel like we were giving up on him, but if today’s immaculate display is anything to go by the future of Jordan Rossiter is at Ibrox and we’re a richer team for it.
Welcome back son.