Yesterday’s story of Greg Docherty going to Hull and today’s of Ross McCrorie switching to Hibs is eye-opening.
Yet more young and promising Scottish players unfancied by this manager, with only Ryan Jack and Allan McGregor being regularly deployed by the boss, while guys like McCrorie, Middleton, Murphy, Docherty et al just can’t get a look in.
Reports claim McCrorie would switch to Hibs for a modest six-figure sum, and if that is true, if the Auchenhowie graduate does swap Ibrox for Easter Road permanently, then it really highlights the comment/claim Steven Gerrard came out with a year ago about McCrorie being a future captain of this club and that he wanted him to have 60 matches under his belt by the time he came home.
Instead, it appears like all the other players of his ilk, McCrorie is being dumped.
Now, ardent backers of all that Stevie does will claim the likes of McCrorie and Docherty aren’t good enough – well, how would they know this, exactly?
Neither has been furnished with the kind of extended run many historic underperformers under Gerrard would get, so it’s hard to say one way or the other.
We at Ibrox Noise do like both players, and both of them just want to play their football for the Famous.
Always have, always will.
But there’s no doubt Stevie has a blind spot to certain players, or types of players, and that individual or group barely features for him.
We’ve seen that before and we’ll see it again. With the solid start we’ve made this season, we’re not judging his methods like we would if they weren’t working.
But we do wonder why the likes of Docherty and McCrorie just got cast out without nary a second glance.
Still, if we keep on winning, we won’t have grounds to whine.