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Two pros and two cons to Rossiter potentially leaving Rangers this month

Two pros and two cons to Rossiter potentially leaving Rangers this month

According to Rangers manager Steven Gerrard on Twitter, Jordan Rossiter may be loaned out this month, as he cannot be guaranteed game time. 

With that in mind, here are the pros and cons of the 21-year-old leaving Ibrox:

Pros

Gets more game time

Rossiter has only managed to feature in four Scottish Premiership games so far this season, which is not a good enough return for a player that is wanting to improve. Regular playing time is the key to any player developing, and if he is not going to get it at Ibrox, a move away seems the only sensible option.

There will surely be a number of fellow Scottish teams interested in the central midfielder, as well as clubs further afield.

Strengthens opposition

As Rangers chase down Celtic for the league this season, they will need all the help they can get. Therefore, by letting Rossiter join another team in the division, it will only strengthen them when they come to face Celtic.

It is small variables like this one that could make all the difference in the long run if The Gers hope to end their rival’s decade-long dominance of Scottish football.

Cons

Rangers lose depth

While Rossiter has not played much this season, he is a player that is capable of performing when given the chance. However, by letting him go, Rangers suddenly lose some of their squad depth.

Unless they replace him, which they may well do, they could be caught out if injuries occur. In such a pivotal season, that could be a risk.

No better teacher than Gerrard

While it is certainly true that playing time improves young players, Rossiter is actually in a very unique position. As far as it goes for young central midfielders, there are not many better managers to learn from than Steven Gerrard.

Obviously, if Rossiter leaves he can no longer tap into Gerrard’s wisdom and experience. This is a tough one as the player and club will be caught between giving him playing time and still being under Gerrard.

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