Jordan Rossiter made a surprising return to the Rangers starting XI this afternoon, but the midfielder’s display in the win over Hamilton Accies seems to have impressed plenty of the club’s supporters.
The 21-year-old has struggled with a spate of serious injuries since moving to Ibrox in the summer of 2016, and today was only his second start in the Premiership for the club and his first under Steven Gerrard.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) October 21, 2018
Selecting such an injury-prone player to turn out on Hamilton’s controversial synthetic surface might’ve seemed like a surprising decision by Gerrard, but Rossiter appeared to come through the experience unscathed, before being replaced by Eros Grezda in the 82nd minute.
Rossiter will be the first to admit he could’ve done more to stop Steven Boyd from scoring Accies’ equaliser, but all in all his performance has been warmly received:
Thought Rossiter was super, kept it simple and his shorts real high.
Seriously though, glad he’s back and hope he’s in the manager’s thoughts for the semi.
Hamilton, dirty bastards, no wonder the players were slipping about with all that saliva on the deck, utter dregs.
— Snagsy (@Snagsy1980) October 21, 2018
The return of the Rossiter 😍
— Stu (@boag22) October 21, 2018
— Stu Climson (@StuClimson) October 21, 2018
Thought Rossiter did well. What a prospect if he stays fit
— Niall Thomson (@Tommorugby) October 21, 2018
Delighted at Rossiter getting 80 minutes. Thought it was a steady display considering.
— Rangers Culture (@RangersCulture) October 21, 2018
Thought Rossiter could've done better at the Hamilton goal but apart from that I thought he had a great game. Putting in tackles, intercepting and breaking up play. Just hope he can actually stay fit
— Ryan (@rfcryan1995) October 21, 2018
Great to see Rossiter back today. Massive player for us moving forward 🇬🇧👍⚽️
— andy ferguson (@fergiemourinho) October 21, 2018
Thought Rossiter had a good game today
— Rangers Forever (@WATPForever) October 21, 2018
Good to see Jordan Rossiter play today, few more games and he will be fine
— James Coburn (@NinjaWarriorJC) October 21, 2018
What did you make of Rossiter’s return to the Gers’ first-team? And if he can stay fit, how important a player could the England youth international turn out to be?