Steven Gerrard has today confirmed he and Jordan Rossiter seek to put the player out on loan, but could not verify media reports that the destination will be Tannadice.
Speaking at his pre-Cowdenbeath presser, the Rangers boss admitted he felt it would be ‘selfish’ to keep Rossiter at Ibrox, and reckoned it was important to get the lad some game time, but that he was sadly behind both Ryan Jack and Ross McCrorie in the pecking order and that wouldn’t change any time soon.
“I can’t give an update on truth on that (Dundee United), we haven’t heard from anyone in terms of Jordan (Rossiter) but if you’re asking me if there would be a chance he’d go out to get games then yes, there’s a good chance. We rate the player and we obviously love the kid but in this situation I’ve got two options and one’s to be selfish and keep him here to be a squad player.”
It’s candid and it’s honest, and we all hoped for so much more for the ex-England youth captain, but his career is crushingly in free fall right now and while we equally love Rossiter here at Ibrox Noise we can’t complain about Ryan Jack or Ross McCrorie’s form right now and Rossiter similarly deserves better than playing for our Development Squad.
It is definitely best for his career that he goes out on loan and gets fit and ready to challenge properly for a jersey for next season.