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Caixinha raves about Rangers teen, claims he will be one of the best ever

By Harvey Byrne

Manager Pedro Caixinha has raved about young Rangers defender Ross McCrorie, claiming he will be one of the best centre halves in history.

The 19-year-old academy star made his first appearance for the Ibrox giants on Tuesday evening, coming on with 24 minutes of the Scottish League Cup match against Partick Thistle left for the much more experienced Bruno Alves.

The Portugal international has had a highly successful career to date, playing for the likes of Porto, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Fenerbache as well as winning 94 caps for Portugal.

Now, Caixinha has told that teenage ace McCrorie could even surpass Alves’ career feats, stating the youngster is going to be one of the best ever.

“Ross McCrorie is going to be one of the best centre-halves in history, not just for this club but for this country,” told Caixinha, as quoted by STV.

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“You just need to see what he did. He was brilliant.

“It’s not about age or names. It’s about getting the chance to prove it.

“I have no concerns about him. I never had and never will have. If he needs to play on Saturday, he will play.”

Rangers fans will of course be buoyed by the comments made by manager Caixinha in regards to McCrorie with supporters keen to see the club develop their own players into the first team.

In recent history the likes of Allan McGregor, Chris Burke, Alan Hutton, Charlie Adam and Ross McCormack have made the breakthrough the famous clubs’ ranks.

Now, McCrorie will be looking to follow those names as he hopes to forge his own professional career and try to meet Caixinha’s prediction.

In other Rangers news, Martyn Waghorn sent a message to this Gers duo after the win against Partick.

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