22-year old Scotland international isn’t far away…

22-year old Scotland international isn’t far away…
Won't be long now, surely? [Getty images]

As we discussed yesterday, the Scotland call ups saw three of our men being suited up by national boss Steve Clarke, and while we covered Jon McLaughlin, the rise of Robby McCrorie for his first senior call up is very worth noting.

It’s the first time we can remember for a very long time that we’ve supplied two of the three goalies to Hampden, and it’s a fascinating reflection of just where we are right now, and more importantly, how good young McCrorie is capable of being.

Remember, he’s basically learned his trade at a very decent team who get tested defensively a lot, in Livi, and hopes are extremely high for him that he will be Allan McGregor’s natural successor.

In many ways, it was considered that he’s ready to take the shirt now, but not everyone is a Gigi Donnarumma.

McCrorie will develop at his own pace, but equally – if he’s ready for Scotland, isn’t he ready for Rangers?

Either way, unlike his brother, Robby hasn’t asked to leave – he seems willing to bide his time and wait for his big opportunity in the first team.

Of course, the rules are slightly different for goalies, including development and maturity, and a 22-year old goalkeeper isn’t necessarily seen as ready to take the pressure of the Rangers shirt in that position that perhaps a midfielder might.

But McCrorie looks something special and Livi’s performances last season were more than helped by him.

It might not be long before he is installed between our sticks.

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