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Jordan Rossiter: I feared I’d never play for Rangers again

December 24, 2019

first_imgThe former England Under-20s captain said: “I feel good, but I know I still have a long way to go before I get back up to full fitness.“That’s my first 80 minutes of the season in the bank but I have a long way to go.“It’s been tough, I played against Hibs in the last game of last season and then I suffered an ankle injury over the summer which was a setback but these things happen.“You start to think you’ll never get back to being involved with the first team but I’ve now managed to do that. Jordan Rossiter has said he started to question whether he’d ever play for Rangers again during the worst period of his long-term injury layoff.The 21-year-old made his latest comeback for the Light Blues at the weekend by playing 80 minutes in the 4-1 win over Hamilton.That runout was just Rossiter’s 13th game for Rangers, with a wretched run of injuries leaving the former Liverpool prospect sidelined for the majority of his two-and-a-half year spell in Glasgow.Having found himself back in the first-team fold under his old Anfield idol Steven Gerrard, Rossiter said he’s determined to make an impact in the last 18 months of his current Ibrox deal. “We have a lot of injuries at the moment and now I have got my chance and hopefully I did okay against Hamilton.”He added: “This is where I want to be. I’ve had a difficult pre-season and struggled with injuries but to be involved against Hamilton was great.“I have a long way to go until the end of the season and I need to get as many appearances as I can.“The gaffer’s been brilliant and to put me in today after a few games – he has faith in me and I want to repay him and the fans who are still behind me.“It’s been a tough road and I just want to pay everyone back who has been with me all the way.“I don’t think about contracts or anything like that I just want to get back playing football and whatever happens after that happens. I just want to be happy on the pitch.”last_img

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