Rangers must hope that Jordan Rossiter has more joy than Jamie Barjonas at Bury
On deadline day, Rangers midfielder Jordan Rossiter completed his half-season loan move to Bury.
In order to get playing time under belt, Rossiter has moved to England, where he will join Bury’s promotion push in League Two – the fourth tier of English football.
But he will be wary that his Rangers team-mate Jamie Barjonas has already struggled at Gigg Lane this season.
Barjonas joined Bury in the summer transfer window but struggled for game time.
The 20-year-old played eight games for the Shakers but four of those came in the EFL Trophy. When his loan expired last month, Barjonas had not started a single league match.
As a result, Rangers decided to send him elsewhere on loan. On his debut for Scottish League One side Raith Rovers, Barjonas netted in a 1-1 draw.
But Rossiter needs to go one better than Barjonas and ensure he impresses at Bury.
The 21-year-old has been plagued by injuries since moving from Liverpool to Rangers. But if he can stay fit and help Bury to promotion, he could convince Steven Gerrard to give him a chance next season.
Rossiter will have studied Barjonas’ failures at Bury and he needs to make sure that he avoids the same mistakes. A failed loan spell at this stage of his career could spell the end of his Rangers career.