Jordan Rossiter is a name few Rangers fans will forget. The-now 24 year old came to Ibrox in 2016 on the back of a burgeoning reputation with Liverpool, but there were some small concerns about his injury history.
Nevertheless, he came north to join Mark Warburton’s Rangers in its first season back in the SPL, with all the talk about the lad portraying him as the new Steven Gerrard.
He really was quite the special talent as a young lad, with power, pace, vision, strength, and leadership qualities even in his teens which led to him becoming England’s youth captain.
But when he came to Ibrox the phrase ‘7-10 days’ was born. Never more has a player at this club suffered such a diabolical injury hell than Jordan Rossiter managing just 16 appearances in three seasons in blue, and there’s no denying those physical issues, which mostly cleared up on his departure, incidentally, stopped him achieving real heights in football.
Where is he now?
Still at Fleetwood, but he’s club captain these days, in League One, with his side languishing in 18th place, Jordan Rossiter is a tragic case of what could have been so so much more, a player in League One who, if the football Gods had been kind to him, would have been a star for either Liverpool or Rangers.
When Stevie arrived in Govan everyone assumed Rossiter would finally get his chance – but he was one the manager just did not fancy, for reasons we’ll never know. Jordan finally got fit but Gerrard wasn’t interested.
And maybe the lad’s career since then at now-defunct Bury then the honourable but lowly Fleetwood rather sums up why Stevie wasn’t too keen.
Rossiter is one we absolutely wish the best to – as we say, just 24 we can’t help the feeling he’s capable of more than League One and he’s still got his best ahead of him.
Hopefully football hasn’t forgotten about him and he can still go on to have his moment in the game.