AFTER almost a year out of the game through injury, Jordan Rossiter started his first Ibrox game this evening and was understandably delighted.
The Liverpudlian midfielder partnered Graham Dorrans and watched on as Gers rattled six goals past Dunfermline.
While thrilled to be involved on a personal basis, he was also pleased with the way the team performed as they failed to let-up the pace despite being 4-0 to the good at half-time.
Speaking to RangersTV he said: “It was unbelievable to be out there. It has been a really frustrating year and everyone who knows me knows how much of a nightmare of a season it’s been.
“I’ve come through it, I’m better for it and I’m so glad to be back playing a competitive 90 minutes. It’s such a great feeling, an hopefully I can push on now.
“It was a brilliant performance from the lads tonight and I don’t think we have them a minute right from the first whistle. It’s credit to the lads too for not slowing up in the second half by keeping going and to get six goals is always good.
“To have 35,000 too on a Wednesday night and have them fully behind us is unbelievable.
Rossiter is now desperate to stay involved given the building momentum in the side, although he knows he has a hard job dislodging the partnership of Dorrans and Ryan Jack on a permanent basis.
He continued: “I’ve come through pre-season fit and had no niggles or injuries. I’m feeling good, and I know I have been out for a long time so I need to work my way into the team, but I feel good to do that.
“Both Graham and Ryan have done great, and I just need to keep on trying to push and I will learn from them too.
“Everyone was disappointed after some of the pre-season results and the European games, but the gaffer has spoken about building momentum, but ever since the Marseille and Watford games, we have been absolutely superb and it is only going to be good for us, especially with Hibs coming here on Saturday.”