In the fallout from Rangers’ loss to Celtic in the Scottish Cup, and the suspension handed out to Lee Wallace and Kenny Miller, one thing that is under the radar is how Ross McCrorie will recover from his performance in the game.
The 20-year-old was playing only his second game for the Gers since returning from a long-term injury, and playing in a centre-back role he was ragdolled by Moussa Dembele, and was eventually red carded for a last man challenge on the Frenchman.
The one thing that the game showed is that Graeme Muryt must play McCrorie as a defensive midfielder from now on, as even though it is early in his career, he struggles when playing in defence.
This was shown in his first ever start for the Gers, when Leigh Griffiths go on the wrong side of him and scored.
McCrorie has plenty of talent, and has more than enough ability to come back from the performance at Hampden, but that talent should only be used in midfield.
Murty must restore him to midfield for Sunday’s game against Hearts, as playing McCrorie in defence again wouldn’t do the player any good at all.
The new man at Ibrox, whoever that may be could use McCrorie as one of the lynchpins of his side, but only if he is played in the correct position. The lesson must be learned.
In other Rangers news, Gordon Dalziel has blasted Daniel Candeias