Rangers supporters have been drowning their sorrows in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their side go down 2-0 at home to Hamilton in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday, thus suffering their first defeat since the departure of manager Pedro Caixinha at the back end of October.
Former Reading and Southampton defender Graeme Murty took over on a caretaker basis following the Portuguese’s sacking back on October 26, and he led the side to two wins from his opening two games in charge, although he was unable to make it three victories on the spin last weekend. Goals from David Templeton and Darren Lyon in the second half secured a deserved 2-0 success for Martin Canning’s Hamilton at Ibrox, thus moving them up to seventh in the Scottish Premiership table while fourth place Rangers fell nine points behind leaders Celtic.
Consequently, there have been many deflated Gers fans in the Tavern this week, although they may well be encouraged by a recent report from The Scottish Sun, which outlines that goalkeeper Robbie McCrorie could return to the club from a loan spell with Berwick Rangers in January.
The 19-year-old only moved to the Scottish giants during the summer but has since enjoyed a loan spell with fourth tier side Berwick, in which he has made 20 appearances for the club, keeping six clean sheets in the process.
And the Scotland Under-19 international, alongside his brother Ross, look set to be rewarded with a new deal with Rangers, while reports also suggest that he ‘could’ be recalled by the Gers in the January window.
And with Wes Foderingham and Jak Alnwick the only current senior shot-stoppers at Ibrox, McCrorie could well provide much-needed cover and competition in the goalkeeping department in the second half of the season.
Landlord’s verdict: It has been a turbulent few weeks at Rangers, with the club’s search for Pedro Caixinha’s successor threatening to enter a second month.
But in terms of player personnel, there appears to be some developments as the McCrorie brothers Ross and Robbie look set for new deals at Ibrox, while the latter could well be recalled by the Scottish giants in January from a loan spell with fourth tier side Berwick Rangers.
The 19-year-old goalkeeper has played regularly for the League Two outfit but the Gers are somewhat short in the shot-stopping ranks, and ideally could do with further cover and competition heading into the second half of the campaign.
But whether the new manager, whoever he may be, does indeed seek to recall McCrorie remains to be seen.
Rangers fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!