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Rangers boss Gerrard admits he’s ‘desperate’ for Rossiter to regain fitness

Steven Gerrard has admitted that he is desperate for midfielder Jordan Rossiter to regain fitness and return to action for Rangers.

The 21-year-old midfielder missed the start of the season due to a calf injury he picked up during pre-season and has been out of action for the first few months of the Scottish Premiership campaign.

Rossiter made his first appearance of the season this week, coming on as a 56th-minute substitute during Rangers‘ Scottish League Cup quarter-final win over Ayr United at Ibrox on Wednesday evening, but Gerrard has admitted that he is still a few weeks away from full fitness.

“We want every player healthy,” the Rangers boss said in a press conference.

“Jordan was flying in pre-season and then got an injury. We are desperate to get him back and he has to get back to match-fitness.

“He is probably still a couple of weeks away.

“Rossiter has shown great mental toughness in his recovery from injury. Everyone wants it for Jordan but no-one more than him.

“He has to stay fit and force himself back into the squad.”

The former Liverpool youth player has made just 12 appearances for the Gers.

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