AFTER making his Ibrox bow Jordan Rossiter admitted he has been itching to get started at Rangers.

The 19-year-old played half an hour against Stranraer on Monday evening, after travelling north over the weekend to join up with his new teammates.

Rossiter had been in Germany with the England Under 19 squad at the European Championships but said he has been watching Rangers enviously from afar.

The former Liverpool youngster said: “It was some feeling running out there. I signed back in May and I’ve waited a long time to make my debut because I’ve been away with England at the Euros.

“I’ll be honest; I did want to be back here and getting cracking and meet all the lads. It’s been a long time and I’m just happy that I’m here.

“It was a great reception, the fans here are brilliant. I knew that because everyone always talks about Rangers fans and how big they are and that they are one of the best in the world so I really enjoyed it.

“The atmosphere was unbelievable, it’s probably the one of the biggest crowds that I’ve played in front of and the atmosphere was great and all of the players did well tonight.

“It was really good to get on and get your first few touches of the ball so you can work your way into the game and I loved every minute of it.

“The lads are great, with lots of experienced lads and younger lads too, they’re a good group of lads in the changing room and they’ve helped me to fit in well.  All of the lads have been brilliant at helping me to settle in.

“It’s a great city, everyone is really friendly and I’m looking forward to staying here in the future.”

Rossiter replaced Joey Barton as a substitute and linked up with Niko Kranjcar on the pitch – two players he feels he can learn from.

After making his first appearance the scouser wants to add more minutes against Burnley before the season opener against Hamilton.

He continued: “They’ve played at one of the highest levels in the English Premier League, so players like that are only going to help me in training every day and coming up against them is only going to bring me on as a player.

“We’ll just need to see what happens and if I start on Saturday. We’re playing against Premier League opposition and it would always be good to get a run out.

“We’re looking forward to it and it’s always going to be a big test for the lads going into the season.

“It was a great experience on Monday and I’m looking forward to the new season.

“It’s a good win and hopefully we can carry on going forward for when we play in the league.”

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