Ok, he’s gone, we get it, but regulars will know we were big admirers of Ross McCrorie, so how did he do on his debut for Aberdeen, played, predictably, as a CB, albeit with licence to roam up the right?
The answer is extremely well.
One look at the stats for the former Rangers and Portsmouth man reveals an impressive evening’s work and shows Rangers may have made a slight blunder letting him go on loan.
Only two starters passed better than McCrorie, with his average at 85%, and he managed a very healthy 72 touches, with an outstanding 7 aerial duals won. Anyone who thought he wasn’t great in the air need only look at that and wonder just how effective our own midfielders are in the air…
2 tackles, 2 interceptions, and just one loss of the ball all night shows how clean and solid McCrorie was.
Admittedly, Callum Davidson’s St Johnstone haven’t started brilliantly this term, but still, it was McCrorie’s debut for the visiting side and he was not fazed by the new shirt.
Indeed, despite his being played out of position at Portsmouth and wasted, he grew up down there and gained a lot of experience – experience which has served him well for his new career up north.
McCrorie is one with a bright future, and he only ever wanted to play for his team.
He’s been denied that, and now we really hope we don’t end up with major regret.