Steven Gerrard has dropped a worrying hint about permanently-injured Jordan Rossiter by seeming to omit him from the currently-injured players he’s seeking to get imminently healthy.
Speaking after yesterday’s disappointing Old Firm loss to the official site, Rangers’ manager was upbeat and looking forward to the international break as an opportunity to get three men fit; Coulibaly, Dorrans (more on him later) and new signing Eros Grezda.
But it was the absence of Jordan Rossiter from those names which spells the most concern for Rangers fans, after pre-season’s stand out was overlooked.
The former Liverpool youth player has had a wretched time at Ibrox, restricted to just 10 appearances in over two years, and while he has a tonne of talent much of which was evident during his last cameo at Easter Road, Rangers’ difficulties in keeping him fit have been well documented and just when he gets over one injury another one appears.
And if his omission from Gerrard’s fit-list wasn’t an oversight, Rangers fans might be wondering when on earth the young holding midfielder will actually be available.
Rossiter and Rangers have had an ignominious time of it, and it’s a crying shame such is the talent the ex-England youth international captain clearly has. We just hope sincerely this was simply an oversight and he will be back with us soon.