Rangers star Ross McCrorie has sent a message to fans on Twitter after his break-out season came to an end – and insisted the support “deserve so much better” after a rollercoaster campaign.

The Light Blues finished third in the Scottish Premiership following the 5-5 draw with Hibernian on Sunday – but were denied second after Aberdeen picked up a shock win a Celtic Park.

McCrorie admitted it was time to “rest up and get ready” for Steven Gerrard’s first campaign as manager as McCrorie’s first as a first-team player was consigned to the history books.

“Season of ups and downs, fans deserve so much better! Time to rest up and get ready for next season,” McCrorie said, on his personal Twitter account.

Football Insider verdict

McCrorie is one of a handful of players who come out of the campaign with pass-marks and will hopefully build on his debut campaign and continue to go from strength to strength. The 20-year-old has impressed since coming into the first-team in September and, had it not been for injury, would have played almost every game since coming into the side. McCrorie will be a huge player for the Gers next season and the arrival of Gerrard as manager could see him moved into midfield permanently and given the chance to learn the position at the feet of one of the best to have ever played there. With the season finally over, the players – like the fans – are glad to see the back of it and just want to get into pre-season and get building towards the start of competitive action in July. After some injury problems in the later part of the season, a break will do McCrorie the world of good and let him come back in top condition.

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