Rangers midfielder Ross McCrorie has returned to Ibrox following his loan side Portsmouth’s failure to secure promotion after a penalty loss to Oxford.
Curiously, the 22-year old did not feature in the play off with United after being subbed in the first leg at 63 minutes, and we do wonder why the port town side signed him till the end of the season when they were going to bench him for the second leg.
There are words he will be leaving this summer regardless, with rumours about his use in a part-exchange with Hibs for Florian Kamberi being mentioned, but with Rangers moving for various defensive midfielders, there doesn’t appear to be any pathway for McCrorie, despite Steven Gerrard’s insistence last summer that the Auchenhowie graduate would be a big player for this club.
But we certainly know now that McCrorie is a Rangers player again, after he tweeted his disappointment about the result tonight, plus possibly coupled with the fact he was overlooked as personnel, especially given 5 substitutes came on for Portsmouth over the course of 120 minutes of football.
We don’t really see a use for him under this manager – with various DMs being monitored including Vienna’s Ljubicic, we’re struggling to see what place he can have now given he was already farmed out in favour of Glen Kamara.
Hopefully we’re wrong, and Gerrard will be true to his word and give the lad some kind of opening into the first team.