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One of the first tasks that Steven Gerrard has on his hands when he takes over as Rangers manager on Friday, is to appoint the club captain.

James Tavernier is nominally the skipper, but the armband was given to a few players last season, Bruno Alves for example.

There is only one real candidate for the job though, and it would be a forward thinking idea in line with that appointment of Gerrard.

That candidate is Ross McCrorie.

The 20-year-old was one of the few bright spots for the Gers last season, as he made the holding midfield position his own, before suffering a serious injury.

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He does seem committed to the Gers, after having signed a long-term contract with the club, and he is a player that the fans can identify with.

More importantly than that however, he already has experience of being a captain, as before making his first-team breakthrough, he captained the Gers under-20 side under Graeme Murty.

There is a difference of course between captaining a youth team and captaining a first-team, but McCrorie already looks to have the ability to be a leader of men.

The buzz word since Gerrard was appointed as manager has been ‘revolution’, and there would certainly be something ‘revolutionary’ about appointing McCrorie as the new captain.

The fans would get behind the move and it would show that the Gers really are set to make some huge changes as the new era begins.

In other Rangers news, the Gers must move quickly to get this transfer concluded

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