Rangers boss Mark Warburton is excited for the midfielder's return to Ibrox.
Jordan Rossiter in action
Rangers boss Mark Warburton has been singing the praises of his new signing Jordan Rossiter today, as he looks forward to the Englishman returning from under-19 duty with his country.
He sees definite similarities in the situation of the former Liverpool player with that of Martyn Waghorn.
Rangers' Martyn Waghorn celebrates scoring
Waghorn missed much of the end of last season with a knee injury and has therefore come into the new campaign chomping at the bit to get involved at Ibrox.
Rossiter suffered with an ankle injury for much of last term and it seems that is driving the Rangers newbie to be just as fired up.
Warburton is quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times as stating:
Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match
“We will be getting a player back who is match fit and on good form which is good news.
“He will come straight back in and he wants to because he has signed for a new club. He’s keen to play.
“He missed a chunk of last season at Liverpool with an ankle injury so he’s a bit like Waggy. He’s desperate to get going and he’s had his holidays.”
England U16's Ryan Ledson, Jordan Rossiter and Tom Brewitt celebrate victory with the Victory Shield
Rossiter arrived at Ibrox this summer from Liverpool, with Rangers paying a development fee to the Premier League club for his services.
The 19-year-old is a definite coup for Rangers and with England under-19s suffering a 2-1 defeat against Italy in the semi-finals of the under-19 European Championship today he will soon be back at Ibrox looking to cement a regular first-team spot in Warburton’s team for next season.
Hopefully he can have a similar impact at Rangers as Waghorn has in his time with the club.