Ex-England U21 captain Jordan Rossiter has confirmed that he has signed for Ryan Lowe’s Bury from Glasgow Rangers on a loan deal until the end of 2018-19 season.
With the greatest of respect to the League Two side, young Rossiter should probably be playing at a much higher level because he is certainly a good enough player.
But due to his numerous injuries, perhaps this will suit him and Rangers in the longer term.
I fully expect 21-year-old Rossiter to show his undoubted class and ability in this standard of football, but only if he can remain injury free.
The Gers midfielder has so much to prove to himself and Steven Gerrard fitness wise, and if he can put together a run of games for Bury, he should be a huge success.
I sincerely wish him all the best with the Shakers, and hopefully he plays regularly enough to give Gerrard a good reason to bring him back to Ibrox.
Given his injury history at Anfield and then Rangers, Rossiter was probably limited to how many teams were vying for his services at this moment of his career.
Dundee United and Motherwell were both rumoured to be interested in taking a chance with him, but he chose to move to Greater Manchester instead.
It’s only 41 miles from Bury to his home town of Liverpool, so that could be another good reason to pick this handy location.
Bury are also promotion contenders this season and Rossiter moved back to the north-west England in a bid to maybe win things, and kick-start his career.
His first two years with Rangers were totally ruined by his constant injury problems, but when he did play he looked terrific.
“I know that people always say, ‘he could have gone here and he could have gone there’,” Lowe told Bury’s official website.
“But he did turn down two League One clubs and two Scottish Premiership clubs after watching us on Saturday against Lincoln. He said he wanted to be a part of it.
“I didn’t think I could get a Jordan Rossiter to be honest with you, so fair play to the chairman and the board for backing me on it.
“He’s going to be an exciting talent. He’s an exciting player that you would probably say is above our level, but he had the guts and determination to come and play for a League Two team.
“Ultimately, when you have a Scottish Premiership player, that has also played in the Premier League for Liverpool and has had good development and grounding, saying that he wanted to come and play for Bury Football Club, well I was astonished by it.
“He hasn’t played a lot of football, but we’ll manage him the right way to make sure that he helps us get to where we want to get to.”
Rossiter is hoping that this loan period can totally reinvigorate him and get his career back on track again, by playing regular first team football – something he would not have received if he had stayed at Rangers.