Rangers midfielder Jordan Rossiter is thriving whilst on loan at Fleetwood Town.
The 22-year-old signed from Liverpool in 2016 but injuries have almost certainly ruined his chances of making it at Ibrox.
Having been shipped out on loan to Bury for the second half of last season and after the recruitment of the likes of Joe Aribo in the summer, there was no route back in for him under Steven Gerrard.
Former Gers midfielder Joey Barton offered him an escape south of the border though, and he’s taking his opportunity there with both hands.
Remarkably, by this time last month, the scouser had racked up more minutes for the Trawlermen than he had done across three years with Rangers.
He’s continued his important role in the side since then, starting every league game so far, apart from a clash against Wycombe in August, for which he was injured. In so doing, he’s passed 1000 minutes of EFL action (1,113) [Transfermarkt]
He’s already become something of a linchpin in midfield for the third-tier high-flyers. Despite some indifferent form of late, they currently occupy fifth spot in the division, with at least a game in hand on all those above them, other than table-toppers Ipswich Town.
Rossiter’s loan deal expires in the summer along with his Rangers contract [Transfermarkt]. Therefore, if he can continue to put in influential displays and maybe even guide Fleetwood to promotion, there’s every chance he’d earn a permanent deal at Highbury for 2020/21.