Ross McCrorie: Rangers senior player made honest admission to me
Young Rangers star Ross McCrorie has revealed that veteran Ibrox team-mate Bruno Alves pulled him aside to reassure him after making a calamitous mistake which gifted Hamilton the opening goal in their recent win over the Gers.
The 19-year-old defender’s back-pass was woefully short and Hamilton star David Templeton intercepted before firing the ball past Wes Foderingham to silence Ibrox.
Since making his first-team debut for Rangers in September, McCrorie has impressed fans and pundits alike with a series of cool, composed showings in a massively underperforming side.
McCrorie has now revealed that the Portuguese international made an honest admission to him about a similar mistake earlier in his own career as he put an arm around his young team-mate.
“What Bruno told me was that he’d done something similar early in his career,” McCrorie said, as quoted by MailOnline.
“That made me feel a bit better. Mistakes like that are natural. It will make you a better player and you learn from it.
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“Bruno told me to be confident in the next game and that’s what I did.”
McCrorie actually replaced senior player Alves to make his first-team debut when the former Porto defender suffered a calf injury in September’s League Cup win over Partick Thistle.
The 19-year-old has gone on to make 11 appearances so far this season and is expected to be involved when the Gers face Aberdeen on Sunday afternoon.
The Scotland Under-21 international was a stand-out for Graeme Murty’s side in Wednesday’s 3-0 win over the Dons – playing as the bottom midfielder in the Gers’ revamped midfield diamond.
A win at Pittodrie on Sunday would see Murty’s side overtake Aberdeen in second-place in the Scottish Premiership.