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Ross McCrorie delivers Twitter verdict on Rangers win v Partick, sends message to fans

By Abigail Withey 

Rangers defender Ross McCrorie has hailed his competitive debut with the senior squad as a “dream come true” and thanked fans for their messages of support and encouragement.

The 19-year-old came off the bench in the second half of Gers’ 3-1 Scottish League Cup win over Partick Thistle to make his first appearance in the senior squad.

The Light Blues youth player impressed supporters and boss Pedro Caixinha after he slotted into the squad to replace summer signing Bruno Alves.

His composed performance could see the Scotland Under-21 international feature in Pedro Caixinha’s side for the clubs first Old Firm clash of the season on Saturday.

McCrorie sent a message to Rangers fans on his personal Twitter account a day after the victory, which read: “Great result and dream come true making my competitive debut last night! Thanks for all of your messages.”

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The centre-back has grown from strength-to-strength at Rangers and has also ventured away from the Glaswegian outfit for two short loans spells at both Dumbarton and Ayr United over recent years.

Since then, he has shone for the Under-20s but looks in with a chance of returning to the senior squad soon due to a number of potential injuries to the backline with skipper Lee Wallace sidelined because of a groin issue as well as potential problems for Declan John and Alves.

Rangers host their rivals Celtic on Saturday for their first meeting since last season when the Hoops hammered Pedro Caixinha’s side with a 5-1 defeat at the Ibrox.

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