By Matt Farr
Rangers goalkeeper Robby McCrorie has set his sights on a loan move away from the club this summer.
The 19-year-old is one of a host of promising young talents emerging through the academy ranks at Ibrox, but has yet to feature for the first team.
Wes Foderingham is the undisputed first choice at Rangers, but McCrorie has targeted a loan move as his best chance of achieving regular first team football next season.
He revealed to the club’s official website that he has held talks with club coaches Craig Mulholland and Colin Stewart over the possibility of a temporary switch this summer.
He said: “I’ve sat with the coaching staff – Craig Mulholland and Colin Stewart – and we’ve spoken about that [a loan].
“Hopefully by the end of the season they will have plans in place for me to go out on loan for the whole season, and I’m looking forward to that.”
McCrorie has been part of the Rangers Under-20 side that booked their place in the Youth Cup final with a victory over Kilmarnock on Sunday.
Rangers will face either Motherwell or Old Firm rivals Celtic in the final, but the potential clash with Celtic could be one of many to come in the future of one of Rangers’ promising young stars.
But Foderingham is not the only goalkeeper that stands between McCrorie and his bid for the No.1 jersey at Ibrox, with January signing Jak Alnwick also in contention.
The route to the top will be a tough one for McCrorie, but the arrival of manager Pedro Caixinha to the club signals that start of a new area for the club, and each player will have a chance to impress the new boss.
But a loan deal remains the best option for the youngster to continue his development.
In other Rangers transfer news, Caixinha has been spotted in reported transfer talks with Dave King.