One of the bright spots for Rangers this season has been the emergence of Ross McCrorie, and the 20-year-old’s value to the Gers side was shown in an incredible statistic taken from the recent 1-0 win over Kilmarnock.
The SPFL Radar Twitter account, which provides stats and analysis on the Scottish Premiership, revealed that McCrorie made more tackles than any other Gers player in the entire game – even though he only came on at half-time.
Ross McCrorie made more tackles than any Rangers player yesterday. He came on at half time.
— . (@Footballstewart) May 6, 2018
Statistics like that are bound to impress incoming Gers manager Steven Gerrard, who will no doubt be receiving reports on the players he should build his team around next season, and McCrorie is certainly one of those.
It is important though, that Gerrard plays him in the central midfield position in which he has thrived this season, and not in the central defensive role where he has struggled at times, particularly against the likes of Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths.
If Gerrard is able to play McCrorie alongside some other midfield players who have the attributes that he has, then the Gers could have a solid midfield foundation to build the team on.
Gerrard needs as many top quality players as he can to make some sort of league challenge to Celtic next season, and McCrorie should be the first name on the team-sheet each week.
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