Rangers news: Will January loans lead to a position change for McCrorie

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18th Jan, 2018 | 3:44pm

Murty transformation leaves worries over role for Rangers 17/18 sensation

Rangers manager Graeme Murty has overseen a huge transformation of his Rangers squad over the January transfer window with four new faces joining the club and more possibly on the way.
One player who could be affected more than most is 19-year-old Ross McCrorie.
The Scottish youth international has been a sensation for the Gers in the 2017/18 season, ever since making his first-team debut back in September and is now almost certainly one of the first names on the team-sheet.
However, with Rangers having such a wealth of options in midfield is McCrorie going to be pushed back into central defence?
The talented youngster has spent much of the last few months playing in a central midfield role but is still widely regarded as being a defender ‘by trade.’
The arrival of Sean Goss as well as the return of Andy Halliday from a loan spell in Azerbaijan has immediately made competition for places much harder for the 19-year-old and although defender Russell Martin has also been signed, it seems as though a move back into defence would be the most obvious solution to ensure regular games for McCrorie.
With Fabio Cardoso seemingly way down the pecking order behind Danny Wilson, David Bates, Bruno Alves and likely Martin, McCrorie would be one of the first choices in central defence – particularly if one or both of Alves and Cardoso are moved on this month.
McCrorie’s long-term future probably lies at centre-back so a return there now would do no harm to anyone, however for the 19-year-old to fulfill his undoubted potential he needs to be given regular games – regardless of where it is on the pitch.
In other Rangers news, this £50,000-a-week forward eager to move to Ibrox is within 48 hours of a switch.
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