By David Woods

9th May, 2018 | 11:41am

Turned the game – Derek McInnes raves about one Rangers player in 1-1 v Aberdeen

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has heaped praise on Rangers youngster Ross McCrorie after the 1-1 draw on Tuesday night.

Aberdeen were leading after the first-half and the three points would have put them in pole position to take the runner-up spot in the Premiership.

However, McCrorie, playing brilliantly from midfield, popped up in the second half to head the equaliser that keeps Rangers firmly in the hunt for second place.

“I thought McCrorie, for someone so young, was the one that dragged Rangers back into the game,” said McInnes after the game to the BBC.

“I know he gets the goal, but it was more than that.

“He was the one that was turning the ball over for them and turning the game their way.”

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Football Insider verdict:

Everyone has been saying the same thing about young Ross McCrorie after last night’s game. He’s looked out of place an centre-back but has been completely transformed by his move to midfield and he single-handedly rescued his side when they looked down and out yesterday. Fans said that he was head and shoulders above his teammates and at just 20-years-old he’s a player to get excited about. McInnes was big enough to point out the impact the youngster had on the game, and the player himself showed he was humble and not full of himself when he dedicated the goal to his gran. Talking after the match he said, “She was watching and she’s not got long to live so that was for her.” Fans have been calling for Steven Gerrard to build his side around McCrorie next season, and that will make his gran immensely proud of him. 

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