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Mark Warburton finally reveals Jordan Rossiter's injury issues at Rangers

He's alive, at least, so there's that.

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Mark Warburton has developed a rather annoying habit of underplaying injury issues at his time at Rangers, and perhaps the most frustrating this season have been those of Jordan Rossiter, who if you recall was meant to be returning to action early last month.

Since then, we've not even seen him make a place on the bench, but today Warburton finally revealed what's been going on.

The manager said:

“Jordan is getting there, he had a small set-back and there is a lot of work being done with him.

“Jordan is a boy who just wants to play football. His ability is more than evident to anyone who has seen him play this season.

“The frustration is obvious, but he’s working hard and these things happen, these frustrations come with the game.

“Jordan is very frustrated at the moment, but there is no doubt his quality is there and we’ll see it sooner rather than later I’m sure.”

It's been particularly frustrating given that the lack of a proper defensive midfielder has plagued us for some time, and we've obviously not been able to deploy Joey Barton there either. Instead, as with last season, Andy Halliday has been asked to deputise in a role he's simply not suited to.

Hopefully he'll be able to put his problems behind him soon, as he does look like quite a talent, and we're in desperate need. But even now, we're not sure about any time frame. "A lot of work" is incredibly vague. We wouldn't be expecting to see him on the bench at the weekend, that's for sure.