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2nd Jun, 2018 | 1:52pm

'More than deserved it' - Rangers goalkeeper raves about McCrorie after standout season

Rangers goalkeeper Robby McCrorie believes twin brother Ross has “deserved” to make himself a mainstay in the Gers’ team after being one of the few standout players for the Light Blues this season.

The homegrown star was thrust into the first-team in September and was quickly a regular in the side before injury disrupted the second-half of the campaign for the Scotland Under-21 international.

After starring in both defence and midfield, Robby admits there has been a visible growth in Ross as a player after he returned to Ibrox from a loan stint in early 2017.

“Fair play to Ross, he’s more than deserved it,” McCrorie said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“He was out on loan too and you can definitely see the progression in him since he came back from that.

“Ross is versatile and athletic. Whatever position he is asked to play he would do a good job.

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“He was gutted with his red card in the Old Firm game in April but I said to him all he could do was learn from it.”

Football Insider verdict:

Ross has earned his place in the first-team with his performances out on loan and in the Gers Academy sides and, after regularly playing just behind him, Robby knows first-hand just how good his twin can be. After playing in defence and midfield, the Gers need to make a decision on where Ross will mainly play and let him focus on improving there rather than regularly chopping and changing and making it difficult for the 20-year-old to really master one position or the other. McCrorie would no doubt be in a great position to learn the ropes in midfield at the feet of one of the best players of his generation in that spot but the Scotland Under-21 international might well find himself staying in defence long-term. Ross’ performances in the first-team last season mean he’ll go into the new campaign as one of the Light Blues’ key players, 12 months after just hoping to make his first-team debut and be given an opportunity to show what he can do. 

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