The club is delighted to announce the signing of Jordan Rossiter from Fleetwood Town.
The 25-year-old midfielder, who is capped for England at U19 level, joins Rovers on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee and is our first signing of the summer transfer window.
Rossiter began his career at Liverpool where he was highly thought of, winning their Academy Player of the Year Award in 2014. Jordan made his first-team debut for Liverpool the following season in a League Cup clash against Middlesborough and scored his first professional goal in the same game.
Jordan would later go on to make both his Premier League and European debuts for Liverpool in the 2015-16 season against Arsenal and Bordeaux. He linked up with Rovers manager Joey Barton when he joined Scottish giants Rangers on a four-year deal in 2016. Jordan made his debut for Rangers in a Scottish League Cup tie against Stranraer in July 2016. Rossiter would go on to make 10 appearances for the club, scoring one goal, which came in a 5-5 draw against Hibernian.
Jordan left Rangers permanently for Fleetwood Town in 2020, who Joey Barton managed at the time, after loan spells with Bury (January 2019) and Fleetwood themselves (July 2019). At Fleetwood, Jordan would line up alongside many current Rovers players, including Rovers captain Paul Coutts, Sam Finley and Harvey Saunders. Jordan played 41 times for The Cods and was made their club captain in 2021.
On his move to BS7 Jordan said:
"I can't wait to get started. I was aware that Rovers were interested in me as soon as the season finished and I'm really excited to be able to call myself a Rovers player.
"I've played at The Mem before but that was during the COVID season. I know just how special the atmosphere is there and I'm excited to experience it for the first time. I've worked alongside the manager before at Fleetwood and I know how ambitious both he and Rovers are!"
Joey Barton said:
"We are delighted to welcome Jordan to Bristol Rovers. A player who I know very well, Jordan is a leader both on and off the pitch.