Ross McCrorie tips three Rangers rising stars to make impact in first-team
Rangers sensation Ross McCrorie has tipped twin brother Robby McCrorie, Jamie Barjonas and Zak Rudden as the rising stars to follow his lead and make the breakthrough in the first-team for both club and country.
The 19-year-old has forced his way into becoming a first-team regular at Ibrox this season and has recently been rewarded with his first appearances for Scotland’s Under-21 side.
Ross McCrorie has been in fantastic form for the Ibrox giants since making the step up to the first-team and could feature when the Gers travel to Easter Road to face Neil Lennon’s Hibs on Wednesday night.
After unsurprisingly picking twin brother Robby – currently on loan with Berwick Rangers – to make the step up, McCrorie also picked out midfielder Jamie Barjonas and striker Zak Rudden as two players who have what it takes to make an impact.
“I have to say Robby,” McCrorie said when asked to pick a team-mate to follow his lead for club and country, as quoted by the Scottish FA website.
“He’s been doing really well on loan at Berwick and just has to keep working hard. His time will come.
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“Beyond that, Jamie Barjonas has been involved with Scotland squads before and has been in and around the Rangers team recently.
“Zak Rudden is another one who is getting better and better too.”
Barjonas made his first-team debut last season and has been on the fringes of the first-team this season so far.
The 18-year-old has impressed in his handful of appearances for the Gers and came off the bench in Saturday’s win over Ross County.
17-year-old striker Rudden has yet to make his first-team debut for the Gers but had a fantastic season last term in Graeme Murty’s Under-20’s side before representing Scotland Under-17 at the European Championship.
With regular Under-20’s boss Graeme Murty in charge of the first-team on an interim basis, the promising Ibrox youngsters could see their chances of some game time in the near future increase..