Regulars to the site will know we’re big fans on Ibrox Noise of Ross McCrorie.
We were in favour of him starting more often than not in the heart of midfield, and weren’t in favour of Glen Kamara taking that spot.
While McCrorie’s composure on the ball is not outstanding, his workrate is, and he does the dirty work in that position others don’t. He is, however, decent with the ball and has a good pass on him, so it’s unfair to suggest he can’t play any composed football at all, but his career to this date has unfortunately been blighted with niggly injuries and he’s rarely been able to get a sustained run in the team.
Portsmouth, his current loan club, are reported to be wanting to sign him – we posted the Liverpool loan model where the Anfield club tends to loan out their youngsters with a view to selling them. A try before you buy system, much like Rangers with Ianis Hagi, and suggested Steven Gerrard appears to be doing similar.
However a lot of fans quote Gerrard’s comments from last year where he stated McCrorie had a big future at Ibrox and he was one he wanted to see play and get 50 matches before returning to Ibrox.
This does slightly confuse us – why did McCrorie have to go to Portsmouth to get those matches rather than at Ibrox? This line about ‘not being ready’ always seems strange. McCrorie isn’t 18 any more, he’s 22, and if you’re good enough you’re old enough, surely. Ask Barry Ferguson or Gerrard himself!
Either way, Portsmouth are claimed as wanting to take the player permanently, and we’ll be very interested to see if it becomes a sale, should their interest materialise.