Having suffered from large-scale injury problems in recent years, is Jordan Rossiter Rangers’ worst signing in years?

Joey Barton immediately pops into your head. He was dreadful. In fact, he was an embarrassment to the club, and he could therefore rightly be regarded as the worst ever.

There have also been others. Jerome Rothen, Phillipe Senderos, and Francisco Sandaza all fit the bill.

But there’s something different about Rossiter. The former Liverpool midfielder arrived at Ibrox two years ago to much fan-fare. He was to be the one that led Mark Warburton’s new-look Rangers to domestic success.

Rossiter netted for Rangers against Hibernian last season (Getty Images)

To say that didn’t quite happen would be a huge understatement. The midfielder has continuously struggled to overcome a variety of injuries, and has only made seven appearances in two years in Glasgow.

There was a glimmer of hope that he was set to make a mark this season. A goal at Easter Road on the final day of last season was followed up by Steven Gerrard’s arrival at Ibrox. This could’ve been a new era for Rossiter as well as the new manager.

For the former, it certainly hasn’t been.


Since then, Rossiter has once again picked up a bad injury. Training ahead of the Europa League first-round qualifier against Shkupi, the midfielder picked up a bad ankle knock. This occurred nearly eight weeks ago and once again the former Liverpool man hasn’t been seen since.

Added to that, the midfield right now is a tough place to get in to.

Rossiter was signed up on a four-year deal and is costing the club plenty money whilst getting nothing in return. Maybe there are others that come to mind, but remembering a player so injury-plagued as Rossiter is a struggle.

Rossiter hasn’t been able to battle his way into Gerrard’s plans (Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

The signing of him was such a blunder by Warburton and the Rangers board. Yet, you could see why they went for him in the first place. He was a talented individual who just needed a chance to shine.

Sure, Rossiter had his injury problems at Liverpool too, but Rangers had every right to think he could shrug them off during his development.

Unfortunately for all concerned, that hasn’t been the case. Rossiter continues to cost the club thousands whilst providing nothing in return. You can’t blame him for that, but it must be chalked up to one of the biggest blunders of all time when it comes to signings.

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