Jordan Rossiter joined Bury on loan at the very end of January and what a move it’s proving to be.
The recently turned 22-year-old has had a torrid time with injuries since arriving at Ibrox back in 2016, missing an incredible amount of matches.
This season, he’s managed to stay largely injury free. However, the competition for places at Rangers and his lack of match sharpness ensured he wasn’t getting a go in the first team.
Therefore, a temporary move elsewhere was the sensible option. When he chose League Two Bury, it seemed a strange choice, both from the player and the decision-makers at Rangers.
Yet, so far, it’s looking like a masterstroke.
Rossiter is playing week in, week out in centre midfield and has earned accolades for his performances.
With another 90 minutes in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Grimsby, he notched his ninth appearance for his adopted side.
That’s not far short of the total number of times he’s ever turned out for the Gers.
He’s also playing his part in a race for promotion. It may be in the English fourth tier, but it’s mental preparation for the rigours of a future title challenge back with Rangers.
Rossiter was always a player with a lot of potential. You don’t become a Liverpool youth team captain without having something about you.
After this stint at Bury, though, he may finally be ready to show Ibrox what he’s all about.
If Gerrard can rely on Rossiter’s fitness and have his tenacity and range of passing in midfield next season, it could prove a decisive addition.