Glasgow Rangers midfielder Jordan Rossiter spent the second-half of the season away from Ibrox, out on loan.
Ryan Lowe has told the Evening Times that he was constantly in talks with Steven Gerrard about Jordan Rossiter’s loan spell, and he insisted that the Rangers boss was delighted about the success that the midfielder enjoyed during his time away from Ibrox.
Rossiter has created a fresh buzz ahead of his return to the Gers this summer. It had appeared that his January move to Bury was make or break for his Light Blues career.
His talent has never been questioned, but he has endured a torrid run of luck with injuries. And if he could not stay fit during his time at Gigg Lane, it appeared incredibly unlikely that he would return this summer with a chance of salvaging his Rangers career, especially with so much competition in the middle of the park.
But Rossiter could have arguably not done any more to prove himself. The 22-year-old helped the Shakers on their way to securing automatic-promotion out of League Two, and he went on to make 16 league appearances – six more appearances than he has made for the Gers in the league since arriving in 2016.
Nevertheless, it still promises to be an incredibly tough task for the former Liverpool man to establish himself at Ibrox next term. But Bury boss Lowe insisted that Gerrard has been pleased with what he has heard about Rossiter over the last few months.
“That is down to Stevie and a question for Stevie but I think he has been pleased with him and I have been in contact with Stevie throughout,” he told the Evening Times when asked about Rossiter’s future prospects at Ibrox. “Every time he gets Man of the Match I am texting Stevie and he was chuffed for the lad.
“But that is a question now for Stevie. He is going to have a look at his squad for next season in terms of what he wants and who he wants. I can’t speak on behalf of Stevie, but Jordan was terrific for me and he is a Rangers player. Why can’t he go and break into their team?
“He played week in week out for us and was terrific and been talked about down here for a few months since being with us. I would like to think he can certainly go and stamp his authority in the Rangers squad, but whether he plays week in week out that will be up to Stevie.”
Rangers are arguably no stronger for depth in any area than they are in the middle of the park right now. And the likes of Glen Kamara and Steven Davis have proved to be inspired additions after arriving in January to make Rossiter’s task a little tougher.
But if the youngster can prove that his previous injury woes are completely behind him, there seems to be every chance that he could still become the Rangers stalwart that many have hoped to see.