Frank McParland compares Rangers' new signing Jordan Rossiter to Andy Halliday

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Rangers have snapped up teenage midfielder Jordan Rossiter.

Rangers' head of recruitment Frank McParland has told the Daily Mail that he thinks new signing Jordan Rossiter is similar to current Gers star Andy Halliday.

Having won promotion to the Scottish Premiership, Rangers are attempting to strengthen their squad for the jump in quality - and they landed a major coup on Friday.

The Gers snapped up Liverpool teenager Jordan Rossiter on a four-year deal, with the 19-year-old midfielder leaving Anfield despite being on the books with the Reds since the age of six.

Known as a tenacious midfielder in the mould of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, Rossiter is seen as a huge signing for Rangers, and Mark Warburton has his head of recruitment Frank McParland to thank for pushing the deal over the line.

McParland was Rossiter's academy director for a spell at Liverpool, and the relationship between the two was key to Rossiter turning his back on Liverpool and heading up to play for Rangers instead.

Now, McParland has spoken to the Daily Mail about the deal, and has raved about Rossiter as a 'fantastic individual', before comparing him to a current Rangers star.

McParland claims that Rossiter is similar to Rangers midfielder and Ibrox fan favourite Andy Halliday, in the way that he never gives up and will be fighting for the cause until the very last minute - and those fighting qualities have made Halliday a key player under Warburton, meaning Rossiter could and should be given a similar role.

"Jordan is a fantastic individual with really good values. He has a heart as big as you like," said McParland. "He is a typical Andy Halliday-type player who will never give up. In the 93rd minute, he will still be chasing people down. He is a terrific young footballer and I think we are lucky to have him," he added.

The fact that both players are seen as similar midfielders, there will be questions raised about whether they can play in the same team next season and beyond.

Tenacity and effort get you so far, but Rangers will need to have some creativity in midfield too, as well as a protector in front of the back four, as Dom Ball did this season - meaning Warburton may end up having to choose between Halliday and Rossiter, or rotate the two in and out at times.

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