Jordan Rossiter is faring well at EFL League One club, Fleetwood Town.

The 22-year-old headed out on loan during the summer window, after becoming aware that his playing chances were limited at Ibrox.

Rossiter joined Fleetwood, for whom he’s played regularly. (Photo by Dave Howarth – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Former Rangers midfielder Joey Barton took him in and pretty much threw him straight into his starting XI. He’s been patrolling the midfield week in, week out, something Bears have seen very little of him do in Glasgow.

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When the tenacious scouser arrived from Liverpool as a teenager in 2016, there were high hopes for what he could bring to the club. It was reported that his four-year deal was worth a substantial £10k-a-week [Daily Mail].

Yet, serious injury problems have blighted his Rangers career. Chronic calf issues sidelined him for large sections of back-to-back seasons. By the time was finally declared fit again in October 2018, he’d lost so much time and was lacking in match sharpness, and so had to head out on loan to Bury FC in January.


Rangers loanee Rossiter has more minutes for Fleetwood than Gers

Consequently, in three years as an official Gers player, he’s registered just 16 appearances, scoring one goal. In terms of minutes, that’s a subtotal of 786 [Transfermarkt].


Rossiter in action against Hamilton at Ibrox in August 2016.  (Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images)

By way of comparison, he’s already surpassed that total at Fleetwood Town, and we’re just two months into the season. He has played 981 minutes for the Trawlermen, from 12 appearances [Transfermarkt].

It’s great to see that the talented young midfielder appears to have put his horrendous injury woes behind him.

It would be fair to say, though, that while it’s largely no fault of his own, Rossiter has been far from a value for money signing for Rangers.

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