He may be training, but it could still be a while before we see him yet (not Grezda)
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Why it could still be some time before we see Jordan Rossiter

Jordan Rossiter’s Rangers return is something we’ve been waiting on for a while. It may still be a while yet before we even see him.

Yes, the midfielder has been snapped on several occasions at training. He’s back in business finally and looking to impress Steven Gerrard. The Rangers manager has also acknowledged the return, and hopefully this is the end of his injury woes.

It’s almost been like a bad joke how often the former Liverpool youngster has been out for. We even questioned a couple of months ago whether he was up there as Rangers’ worst ever signing.

Jordan Rossiter was once full of promise (Daniel Kopatsch/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Make no mistake about it, Rangers have got nothing out of signing Rossiter. All that they’ve obtained through this Mark Warburton disaster is a loss in more wages.

Finally, however, it looks like he can finally focus on trying to return to the squad. Only perhaps not quite yet.

Rossiter has only just returned from a long-term injury. Outside of the odd reserve appearance, Rossiter is still highly struggling in match-fitness. Since signing at Ibrox, he’s only made a handful of appearances. This has been over an incredible two-year spell that’s been mainly filled with injury after injury. Therefore, he won’t be anywhere near returning as of yet.

Similar to Grezda

Just take a look at Eros Grezda for example. He hadn’t played football since February before signing at Ibrox, such was the nature of his costly injury. It’s taking him weeks and weeks to finally get that match-sharpness back, and even now we’ve barely seen him.

It looks like that’s finally about to change, almost a whole two months since his signing from Osijek was confirmed. Therefore, Rossiter is likely going to have to go through this same phase too.

It’s taken Eros Grezda weeks to get to match-fitness after injury (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Added to that, the strength in depth of the midfield could push him back even further. It’s difficult to see who would be dropped for the former Liverpool youth starlet if he does come into the mix.

It’s important, however, that nobody gets fooled by the idea that Rossiter is back in training. He won’t immediately be available for match-day squads. At this rate, you could probably be looking at another month or so before he’s in that position, if he’s lucky.

For now, we’ll continue to wait and allow Rossiter his full recovery. Hopefully once he is back and ready to go, he can start showing some of his much-recognised talent.

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