For a player who has spent the majority of his early career on the injury table, the past few weeks will have been a blessing for Jordan Rossiter.
Signed on loan from Rangers in January, the 21-year-old has immediately become a hit with the fans playing at the base of the midfield, as Bury chase promotion in League Two.
Manager Ryan Lowe was more than delighted to see Rossiter join his side in January, and the former Liverpool academy star hasn’t disappointed in his early showings for the club.
Now finally fit having suffered more than most over the past few years, the rise to form and fitness can’t come at a better time for Rossiter benefiting both the Shakers and his parent club Rangers
Steven Gerrard is certainly not short of midfield talent at his disposal and despite claims the Scottish League lacks in depth quality, the gulf between the two leagues maybe too big a gap for him, for now anyway.
However, after earning a fair few man of the match displays for Bury in less than ten appearances, Lowe will have nothing but praise to give Gerrard, should the former Liverpool captain ask for a mid-term report on Bury’s number eleven.
Having struggled to ever lay his marker down up north for Rangers, the move south of the border will clearly have down the Liverpool lad no harm at all, especially if his long term goal is to become a regular in Gerrard’s side who will challenge Celtic for the Scottish title no doubt over the upcoming seasons.
Rossiter will no doubt have enjoyed a rare midweek off this week and like his fellow colleagues, glancing through the full time results would have been a joy as Bury’s promotion rivals Mansfield and MK Dons both dropped points on the road.
Both teams now have 65 points and with just 9 games to play, wrestling Bury out of the top three looks a tough ask, especially with Bury still unbeaten in the league since Boxing Day.