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Is George Edmundson Good Enough To Make The Step Up To Rangers or Sunderland After Being Linked Away From Oldham?

There are a good number of gems to be found in the lower divisions if clubs can be bothered to look for them and one of the brightest of them, Oldham’s George Edmundson is currently being sought by several clubs including Scottish Premier side Glasgow Rangers.

It’s always a blow to a club’s supporters to lose an integral member of the team but given Oldham’s league status, diminishing support and financial uncertainty the chance to cash in on a player is a pill that has to be swallowed.

The question as to whether Edmundson can make the step up to a higher division has already been answered, by the clubs who have shown an interest in him. Originally that consisted of the likes of Scunthorpe and Fleetwood but Edmundson will surely be aware that he can set his sights much higher, and that he would be seriously undervaluing himself if he didn’t aim for the best option available to him.

Although Latics fans would miss the young defender, they can surely not deny him the chance to possibly play in the Europa League next season and also experience the delight of a Glasgow derby!

Oldham have lost players to bigger clubs in the past and that is a burden we have had to carry. Another ex-Latics defender who began his career with us is James Tarkowski, who is now with Premier League Burnley and in the England squad.

It could be (but is highly unlikely) that the promising centre back might be persuaded to stay with Oldham until his contract runs out next season, however ‘cashing in’ on him now makes more sense as far as the club’s financial situation. The figures being reported are close to the £500,000 mark, and that is a figure we can’t afford to turn down no matter how much people think he will be worth in the future.

Should Edmundson go, it is to be hoped that he finds his way into the first team as soon as possible, rather than become lost in the club’s reserves. It will hopefully give a chance to one of Latics other youngsters to step up to the mark in his place.

Rangers Are in For a Treat With Bury Midfielder Jordan Rossiter Returning After Successful Loan Spell

Jordan Rossiter has always been a player with great ability. A graduate of the Liverpool academy before joining Rangers a few years back, it was clear Bury had landed a promising star when they took the midfielder on in January.

Boss Ryan Lowe couldn’t contain his excitement when the 21-year old put pen to paper on a short term contract. From his early performances for the Shakers, it became clear why Lowe was so elated to bring Rossiter into the club.

Playing in the base of the midfield in behind Danny Mayor and Jay O’Shea, the work rate shown by Rossiter hasn’t gone unnoticed. His work rate has been at a level that many midfielders in the modern game just don’t have. Bury fans will certainly be sad to see the Englishmen leave.

Watching on in Scotland, Steven Gerrard will be more than impressed with what he will hear from Lowe when the two managerial allies review Rossiter’s progress. Sent down to Bury for more game time, Rossiter has embraced the challenge. His level is probably better than what he was playing in, however. The workaholic wouldn’t be out of his depth at Sunderland or Portsmouth for example.

An early career dominated by injury, the Rangers boss made it clear the Scouser would need to leave Glasgow if he stood any chance of playing in the Rangers first team one day in the future.

In his final game against Port Vale, Bury’s number 11 scored his first goal and Bury’s 104th of the season.

There was nothing bar positives for Rossiter and Bury in their most recent campaign. He was voted man of the match against Port Vale, this is nothing new. A tidy one-two with Mayor went back to Rossiter whose shot from outside the box dipped under the bar.

A great goal from a player who has a wonderful ability. Rangers take back a player on great form this summer. We now watch to see if he plays for them next season.