Former Rangers midfielder Jordan Rossiter has made his latest comeback from injury after a year on the sidelines and admitted that it “felt absolutely brilliant” to be playing again.
Rossiter has been out since sustaining a serious knee injury for Fleetwood Town and made his return to action in a 2-1 win for the Cod Army over Sunderland.
The likeable midfielder confessed he was a “bit sloppy” at times but was buzzing to be back on the pitch after a difficult few years.
“It felt amazing to be back out there with the lads, it’s been almost a year to the day that I picked up the injury against Tranmere, it’s been a long time. Obviously coming up to a year now but it feels absolutely brilliant to be back out there with the lads,” Rossiter told Fleetwood’s official website.
“The lads were absolutely brilliant, a lot of young lads played today, and I thought they were all played really well. I was a bit sloppy with my first touch for the first goal which was a little bit disappointing but the lads managed to get the win in the second half and we’re through to the second round.”
Rossiter’s time at Rangers was a write-off thanks to injury and, hopefully, he can get his career back on track under Joey Barton at Fleetwood.
There’s little question about Rossiter’s talent but his near-constant injury problems have seriously hindered his career and denied him the chance to really succeed at the top level.
Such is the regard Rossiter is held in though, he was handed the armband as he returned to action against Sunderland and it would be fantastic to see him really push on and get consistent minutes.