Robby McCrorie’s Rangers career is surely over after a change in club policy by Michael Beale saw Jack Butland continue in goal for Morton instead of the deputy getting a run out in cup competition.
The 25-year-old has been clear that he wants to play, or leave, and this move from Michael Beale, justified by the manager pre-match as ‘continuity’, is a clear signal to McCrorie that he’s finished at this club and will not get any opportunity to play aside Butland being injured.
It’s disappointing for a lot of fans who wanted to see the Auchenhowie graduate line up between the sticks for this particular match, but Beale insists that it’s justified, on grounds of ‘continuity’ despite changing another 8 players in the team from Servette midweek.
Beale picked his first choice weeks ago – Jack Butland is number one, and his recent performances have justified that. But fans definitely believed McCrorie’s time would be in the cups at the very least, and like in the old McGregor and Alexander etc days that the main choice would be in for league and Europe, and the deputy would get the cups.
But not here. Butland retains the jersey, itself not a bad selection, but McCrorie’s absence has raised a few questions and complaints about his position.
It just seems Beale isn’t too bothered about McCrorie and doesn’t trust him like he does Butland.
And that is that.