'Proper player' - Ferguson raves about Rangers star after standout performance v Aberdeen
Former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson believes the Gers could have a “proper player” on their hands in Ross McCrorie after being blown away by the 19-year-old in the 3-0 win over Aberdeen on Wednesday.
McCrorie started the game as the anchor in a midfielder diamond as interim boss Graeme Murty changed things up for the visit of the Dons and was repaid by a string of top performances from his players.
Scotland Under-21 international McCrorie was arguably the pick of the bunch as he didn’t put a foot wrong against Derek McInnes’ side as he continues to impress after making his first-team debut in September.
Ferguson believes that if McCrorie can continue to progress as he has over the last few months then Rangers could have a player who will be a mainstay for the next 10-15 years.
“I don’t want to pick any one player out but what I will do is give a special word to young Ross McCrorie,” Ferguson said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“It’s early days for this young man but if he continues to progress and show the right attitude then Rangers are going to have a proper player on their hands for the next 10 or 15 years.
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“As for the rest of them? I’m still not convinced by a lot of the players who have been signed recently but, after what I saw from them on Wednesday night, I’m starting to wonder if a few of them might be able to change my mind.”
Despite normally playing as a central defender, McCrorie is comfortable playing as a holding midfielder or as a right-back and his versatility could be something that whoever is appointed as new Rangers boss may look to take advantage of in the coming weeks and months.
Since making his debut as a substitute against Partick Thistle in September, McCrorie has appeared 11 times for the Gers’ first-team and scored his first goal for the club at home to the Jags last month.
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