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Rangers fans herald display of Jordan Rossiter in first start since August

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Rangers fans herald display of Jordan Rossiter in first start since August

Rangers’ injury-prone midfielder will be looking for Ibrox success after Steven Gerrard arrives in Glasgow.

Rangers finished their season in typically dramatic fashion this afternoon, in a 10-goal thriller at Easter Road against Hibernian. The Glasgow club fought back from 3-0 down to take a 5-3 lead in the game, before conceding two goals from Jamie MacLaren and having Jason Holt sent off.

The result confirms that Rangers finish the season third, behind Aberdeen, who beat Celtic 1-0 at Parkhead. It also gives incoming new manager Steven Gerrard plenty to think about ahead of the new season.

One massive positive for Rangers and their new boss was the performance of midfield maestro Jordan Rossiter.

The Liverpudlian once dubbed the ‘next Gerrard’ started his first game for Rangers since August. It has been a season ravaged by injury for the talented but unlucky 21-year-old who has barely featured for the Ibrox club since his move from Liverpool in 2016.

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Not only did he start, but he scored as well. Rossiter scored his first goal for Rangers in the game. It was also his first goal since netting on his professional debut for Liverpool back in September 2014.

It was a massive moment for the young man, who clearly has the talent to make it at Ibrox if he can stay fit. The fact he limped out of action was not lost on Rangers fans, who will hope his injury is not serious and just a minor knock or cramp after such a long time on the sidelines. 

Many seem to believe that Rossiter’s career at Rangers could now be revitalised under the management of a player who he can identify with on so many levels. Gerrard will know the talent Rossiter possesses from his time at Anfield and if he cannot turn him into an Ibrox regular than perhaps nobody can.

His overall performance for Rangers this afternoon was very eye-catching and fans of the Glasgow club were very pleased to see him finally back in first-team action.

If the midfielder can stay fit, then under Gerrard, he might finally become the star Rangers fans believe he can, as was made evident on Twitter…

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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