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Gerrard should look to move on McCrorie and Rossiter if they don’t step up

Gerrard should look to move on McCrorie and Rossiter if they don’t step up

Steven Gerrard has worked with many youngsters as Liverpool’s U18s coach and used that experience during his time at Rangers.

To help Rangers into the second position in the Scottish Premiership, Gerrard has utilised players of all ages with a particular focus on developing his younger players.

Names such as Glenn Middleton (18), Joe Worrall (21) and Ryan Kent (22) to name a few, have all featured prominently this season. However, some other youngsters have not had the success’ the aforementioned trio have so far.

With that being said, if this Rangers DUO does not step up they could be moving on in January…

Robbie McCrorie

The 20-year-old is currently third choice at Ibrox Park behind Allan McGregor and Wes Foderingham and it seems unlikely that Robbie McCrorie’s situation will change in the near future.

McCrorie has just one appearance to his name this season, whereby he captained Rangers in the first round of the Challenge Cup. With his pathway to a regular starting role obstructed, to get more game time and develop in between the sticks, he must move elsewhere.

Jordan Rossiter

Jordan Rossiter was brought to Glasgow before Gerrard, who will have been aware of him from his time at Liverpool as a player and coach.

The 21-year-old struggled at the start of the season with a calf injury, but following his return in late October, he has played just 181 minutes for The Gers, starting twice.

Although Gerrard is the perfect example for Rossiter to learn his trade from, his midfield role is stacked with alternative options so opportunities will be hard to come by. It is clear Rossiter needs to either step up or seek a move away for more minutes to improve.

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