Jordan Rossiter must go on loan to prove his match-fitness
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Jordan Rossiter must go on loan to prove his match-fitness

Jordan Rossiter’s future at Ibrox has to now be called into question after the Steven Davis deal.
Not particularly permanently, of course. Rangers simply have to allow the former Liverpool kid the chance to head out on-loan and prove his match-fitness.
Rossiter has once again barely been seen this season. There was a short period earlier in the campaign when the club hauled him in front of the cameras and Steven Gerrard confirmed he had a future here.
The thing is, you have to wonder just how far back Rossiter has been pushed in the pecking order since then.

Jordan Rossiter deserves the chance to play elsewhere in the short-term (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Ross McCrorie, Ryan Jack, Scott Arfield, Lassana Coulibaly, and now Steve Davis are all ahead of him. When Greg Docherty returns in the summer, he would also leap ahead of the former Liverpool starlet.

The only way for him to start making a name for himself now is to leave temporarily.
Preferably, Rangers could find a club in the Scottish Premiership to take him. That would help him get used to the league and understand the opponents Rangers are up against.

Rossiter could thrive if given the chance elsewhere

This season he’s only been seen on five occasions. Rangers are unbeaten when he’s featured, but only three have been wins. This has also, ironically, been his most productive season yet at Ibrox.
Over the piece, Gers fans have only seen Rossiter make 16 outings in total for the club. Considering that’s stretching back to the summer of 2016, it’s clear that Rangers need more from him.

Nobody has yet come in for Rossiter (Daniel Kopatsch/Bongarts/Getty Images)

There hasn’t been any formal offer for Rossiter’s services as of yet. Whether that’s due to the fact that the club have yet to state he’s available, or that others just don’t want to take a chance on him is unclear.

Rangers, however, simply must find him a place to go and hone his craft for the short-term. Rotting away in the Rangers reserves won’t do him any good, as he must start experiencing senior football at 21-years of age.
Who knows? Perhaps he would grow tenfold and come back knocking on the midfield door once more.