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Jordan Rossiter: I know how big Rangers are - I was there in Manchester in 2008

Jordan Rossiter has been speaking to Rangers' official site about his move to Ibrox, and has revealed that he was in attendance in Manchester in 2008.

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Jordan Rossiter doesn't need to be told how big Rangers are - as the midfielder revealed he saw just how huge a club we are when he went to Manchester in 2008.

Speaking to the Rangers official website, Rossiter said:

"I went to the final down in Manchester a few years ago which was unbelievable. Someone had a spare ticket and Liverpool only being 45 minutes from Manchester I went along and the fans were brilliant that day."

"Going to that game and seeing them on telly I have seen what a brilliant set of fans they are and I'm really looking forward to playing in front of them."

Rossiter also spoke on his delight at finally putting pen to paper on his four-year deal:

"I am made up to be here, it is a great club with a lot of history, you look at the likes of Rangers' teams and players over the years and I am really looking forward to getting started.

"I have come from a massive club like Liverpool to another massive club like Rangers so it is a great feeling for me and an honour.

"I know Frank McParland from my Liverpool days and working with the academy with him and he is a great fella. I am looking forward to working with him again and getting started here. He didn't need to sell the club to me, it doesn't need much selling. You look at Murray Park, which is a great training facility and then Ibrox; I walked into Ibrox and I was a bit taken aback by it.

"I walked in and saw all the mahogany walls and it's nice and old, you can tell it is a stadium with a lot of history and I'm sure there will be a lot more made there in the future.I chose Rangers because of the history it has got, it is a massive club and I don't think people realise down south how big a club it really is. I think I have always known and so have my family and it is just a great opportunity to carry on learning my trade.

"Rangers is a club which wins trophies and winning trophies would be brilliant, they have two already and are going for a third next week so it is a club that is always going to win things and next season, hopefully, I can help with that."

Rossiter also made clear that he's hoping that he'll be able to experience European football sooner rather than later at the club:

"I have played a few games in Europe but I am sure at a club like Rangers they already have experience of playing in the big competitions.

"They have been in the Champions League and UEFA Cup Finals, it is a club with a great tradition in Europe and I am sure I can bring something to that."

Welcome aboard, pal. Time to think up a chant now. What rhymes with 'Rossiter'?