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Jordan Rossiter assesses whether he will break into Rangers' first-team this season

Liverpool's Jordan Rossiter in action against Bordeaux's Nicolas Maurice Belay

The summer signing is well aware of the competition he faces at Ibrox.

Liverpool's Jordan Rossiter in action against Bordeaux's Nicolas Maurice BelayJordan Rossiter in action against Bordeaux's Nicolas Maurice Belay

Jordan Rossiter has admitted that he has a long way to go before becoming a first-team regular at Rangers, in an interview with the club’s official site.

The 19-year old arrived on a free transfer this summer and made his debut during Monday’s win over Stranraer, having previously been with the England Under-19’s at the European Championship.

“In training every day I have to improve and I have a long way to go before I am a first-team regular,” said Rossiter.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesJordan Rossiter

“I just need to keep my head down working and hopefully I will get a chance in the future to really show what I can do.

“The competition is massive, it is good for the team and we are all working to the same end goal this season and that is to finish as high up the league as possible. Competition for places is only going to help that,” he added.

The former Liverpool man is one of England’s best prospects in his age range and Rangers’ capture of him is a major coup.

Burnley's Joey BartonJoey Barton

Despite his potential, Rossiter faces a difficult task to break into Mark Warburton’s first-team, with the likes of Nico Kranjcar, Joey Barton and Andy Halliday all starting the season in fine fashion.

Fellow youngster Josh Windass has also looked a talent in midfield and it is a mark of Rangers’ progress that they can now call upon such a strong bunch.

Niko Kranjcar - Tottenham Hotspur warms upNiko Kranjcar

Rossiter has impressed in the England youth setup and featured several times for Liverpool’s senior side. He will be determined to make his mark in Glasgow and he shed some light on exactly what he brings to Warburton’s team.

“I don’t add anything massively different, we are a team, we are working together and I like to get about the pitch,” he added.

“I like to work hard, get my tackles in and get the team playing and the other players bring a lot to the team as well.”

Gers fans will be eager to see more of the energetic midfielder when Rangers take on Burnley at Ibrox on Saturday.

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