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Potential consequences: Rangers lose Jordan Rossiter

Potential consequences: Rangers lose Jordan Rossiter

Steven Gerrard has been blessed with so many midfield options, he has been understandably been unable to provide them all with substantial game time.

At the moment, Gerrard is able to choose from any of Scott Arfield, Ryan Jack, Lassana Coulibaly, Graham Dorrans, Andy Halliday, Steven Davis, Ross McCrorie and Jordan Rossiter to make up his midfield trio.

However, the latter of those names may be moving elsewhere for the remainder of the season. The Express have reported that Gerrard is prepared to let Rossiter go on loan to Dundee United for regular game time.

Following a return from a calf injury, Rossiter has been unable to make his mark on the squad. With that being said, let’s take a look at the potential consequences of the deal…

McCrorie handed greater role

McCrorie has gradually built his way into Gerrard’s thinking with some solid performances when he has been called upon.

Up until a month ago, the 20-year-old had made just four appearances in the Scottish Premiership and a further 10 across all competitions.

However, McCrorie seems to have gained Gerrard’s faith of late, starting four of the last five League games, playing 45 minutes in the one he did not start.

With Rossiter out on loan, that would mean McCrorie would be able to use the game time Rossiter would have been provided with to his benefit, as they do play a largely similar role, which will only help McCrorie to develop and nail down his starting role in the side.

Rossiter returns Rangers ready

Having suffered from an injury keeping Rossiter out until early October, he has been unable to get a regular place in the side, starting just twice across the League and Cup, making just three further appearances.

Rossiter is still just 21 and at this age, he needs regular football to build-up his match sharpness and get the experience required to make it at this level.

If he is able to cement a starting spot at Dundee, performing well and doing so regularly, he may be able to return to Rangers next season to truly challenge for a starting berth and show why he feels he is capable of making an impact on the Glasgow side.

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