Potential Rangers departure may open door for forgotten man


Following today’s breaking speculation linking defensive midfielder Ross McCrorie with a loan away next season, it begs the question of what Steven Gerrard is planning for Greg Docherty and Jordan Rossiter, the latter especially.

Rossiter is a pure DM, and had a wonderful season at Bury, and will join up at Rangers again for pre-season as far as our information tells us, but with his rival McCrorie potentially off to pastures new for a season, Rossiter may find more opportunities in the first team next season.

We know he’s one Gerrard likes, and his superb season in League One last campaign was closely monitored by Rangers (as all our loans are), so there is no doubt his repeated man of the match displays earned him great praise and would have impressed Billy Kirkwood especially.

So does McCrorie’s own potential loan suggest he will now leave a vacancy for Rossiter to fill as quality depth in defensive midfield, or does it mean absolutely nothing indeed for the ex-Anfield kid?

With Glen Kamara being linked with a move to Brighton, and Ryan Jack’s new advanced midfield position, if everything plays out as it’s being claimed, Rangers would only have Rossiter and Steven Davis for that slot. Which, in fairness, given the new style Stevie plays, would still suit Davis down to the ground leaving Rossiter for depth.

As for Docherty, in fairness he’s evolved into an AM now so perhaps the ramifications for him aren’t quite so significant. We’ll see how he figures come the return of preseason in a few weeks.

It’s all a time of change at Ibrox, and we are very interested to see how these potential personnel alterations develop.


  1. First and foremost I'm delighted the boy managed to keep fit and he amassed 17 games. There was a lot of negativity about this move because of the calibre of league but calibre of player wasn't in question the most important thing was that he played and gained confidence.

    I said a year back that if he could not keep fit I'd tie up our losses with his 10k a week wages as it's half a million pound we can invest next season but I hope he can keep it and maintain it under Gerrard. Problem is if he does well he can leave next season for free!

    The signs are encouraging. And more to the point Bury manager loved his attitude which is what I want to hear.

    "I think a lot of credit has to go to Jordan for his determination and he must have picked up about ten man of the match awards in the 17 games that he played for us.

    “He was instrumental, he was terrific and what a lad, a real hard-working character."

    Please keep fit son and you may have a bright future.

  2. I really believe that Rossiter has something about him. A high work rate,fantastic in the tackle,brave but also can pick a pass, protect the ball, play under pressure and keep it moving and at such a young age. If he stayed injury free, by the time he is 25,26 he could be a real standout..

  3. I Say We move Rossiter on,
    Let Another Club Try

    So long as he stays at Rangers, He will never be fully fit and won't play more than 4-5 games a season

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