Date: 13th February 2018 at 11:24am
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Rangers star Ross McCrorie is nearing a return from injury after being out of action since the end of 2017 and having the 19-year-old available again will be a huge boost to manager Graeme Murty.

McCrorie revealed in January that he would be back in action in a “few weeks” – and now Murty is facing a major selection headache over the defender.

The teenage sensation burst into the team in central defence after injuries to Bruno Alves and Fabio Cardoso but also proved to be just as adept as a holding midfielder.

The Scotland Under-21 international could slot into either position when he finally returns to the side but it is difficult to see quite where Murty would be better off utilising the player.

Putting him in midfield alongside Sean Goss could arguably be the best move for the Gers with Russell Martin and either David Bates or Bruno Alves in central defence.

McCrorie’s long-term future probably lies in defence but pairing him with Goss would give the Gers a bit more steel in midfield while also adding another option defensively when the Light Blues’ full-backs surge forward.

The 19-year-old’s range of passing and confidence in possession should also be a good reason to put him in beside on-loan QPR midfielder Goss and allow the German-born midfielder a little bit more freedom to get forward at times then he perhaps would beside Greg Docherty or Jason Holt.

McCrorie has been a big miss for Rangers since his injury and his impending return will be a welcome boost in the Gers’ push for second in the Scottish Premiership and success in the Scottish Cup.

In other Rangers news, Stan Collymore has made a brutally honest admission about the Gers and bitter rivals Celtic.

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