Ross McCrorie: This is what Murty told me before Rangers win v Aberdeen
Rangers ace Ross McCrorie has revealed what he was told by interim manager Graeme Murty before his man-of-the-match performance against Aberdeen on Wednesday night.
The 19-year-old starred for the Gers as the deep midfielder in a revamped midfield diamond as they strolled past Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen through a James Tavernier double and strike from Carlos Pena.
McCrorie surprised many with his performance against the Dons in a position few knew the Ibrox youngster could play after spells there while on loan with Ayr and Dumbarton.
The Scotland Under-21 international revealed his gratitude to Murty for his belief in him to play such a vital role in a huge game.
“I played in central midfield when I was on loan at Ayr and Dumbarton,” McCrorie said, as quoted by The Scotsman.
“I knew all the basics of the position. It was a wee bit different but I felt great. I’ll play anywhere for Rangers.
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“Murts just told me to sit in front of the defence and do the job like anyone else in that position.
“I was to get on the ball, play and win tackles.
“You don’t normally get young players in that position but I am grateful to Murts for his trust and belief in me.”
McCrorie has made 11 appearances since making his debut as a substitute in the Scottish League Cup win over Partick Thistle at Firhill in September.
The 19-year-old grabbed his first goal for the Gers against Thistle when the two sides clashed at Ibrox last month/
The Gers face Aberdeen again on Sunday afternoon and know a win over the Dons would propel them into second in the Scottish Premiership.
Interim boss Graeme Murty is expected to be in the dugout for the last time when the Gers face Derek McInnes’ side on Sunday lunchtime.