Rangers midfielder Jordan Rossiter’s loan spell at Bury has come to an end and it has been a fruitful stint in England.
Steven Gerrard told the former Liverpool midfielder to head out on loan in January. Rossiter was given two challenges; stay fit and hit some form.
And Rossiter has done exactly that. He leaves Bury with his head held high, having helped his side secure promotion to the third tier.
Rossiter played 16 League Two matches for the Shakers. And in his final game, the Englishman bowed out on a high, scoring his first goal.
The 22-year-old netted Bury’s equaliser – just before half-time – in the 1-1 draw at home against Port Vale with promotion already secured.
Rossiter’s goal was eye-catching. He charges forward with the ball, plays a pass to the left flank and hits it first time when it returns. It’s a lovely left-footed curler into the top corner from outside the box.
And having done exactly what was asked of him, perhaps Rossiter might get his chance in the Rangers team next season. If Gerrard has been watching Rossiter, he would be impressed with what he’s seen.
But stepping up for the Gers is his next challenge. Is he good enough to convince Gerrard to give him a Rangers lifeline?