By John Reid
Former Rangers defender Steven Pressley is a fan of Rangers centre-back Ross McCrorie.
McCrorie has recently broken into the Rangers team and the 19-year-old scored his first goal for the ‘Gers against Partick Thistle, in a 3-0 victory before the international break.
However, Pressley wants people to give the youngster time before putting too much pressure on him.
Speaking to the Scottish Sun, Pressley said, “In the games I’ve seen Ross in he’s acquitted himself very well.
“It’s very early stages for him because at Rangers and Celtic, it’s not just about having the quality as a player.
“With all young players you have an initial spike, then a couple of disappointments – you need to show you can handle that.
“You can’t judge him until he’s played 30 or 40 games in the first-team.”
McCrorie made his Rangers debut as a substitute in the Betfred Cup quarter-final against Partick Thistle.
He then made his full debut against Celtic at Ibrox, and acquitted himself well despite Rangers losing 2-0.
His performances have also lead to a call-up of Scotland’s under 21 squad, and he played in the recent 2-0 loss to Ukraine in the European Championship qualifiers.
The youngster has started both games since Graeme Murty took over as Rangers caretaker manager following the sacking of Pedro Caixinha.
He looks set to start again for the ‘Gers this weekend as they take on Hamilton at Ibrox, with Murty looking for three wins out of three as interim manager.
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