Rangers haven’t enjoyed the best of seasons this year, and lie well off the pace of league leaders Celtic entering the second-half of the season.
Former boss Pedro Caixinha was given the boot following a poor run of form, and fans from Glasgow here in The Transfer Tavern will not remember the reign of the Portuguese manager with great fondness. However, the Scots were quick to point out to our landlord that one move by their former boss could lead to a lasting legacy, with teenager Ross McCrorie promoted to the first-team under his leadership. Gers fans were given a shock this week however with news of an injury picked up by the 19-year-old during a warm weather training camp in Florida.
However The Scottish Sun has today allayed fears, with the publication revealing that manager Graeme Murty won’t be without the Scotland U21 international for long, and his ankle injury is not as bad as first feared. McCrorie recently signed a new four-and-a-half year deal with the Ibrox side after making eighteen appearances this season, with former boss Caixinha claiming the youngster could become ‘one of Scotland’s best ever defenders’.
Landlord’s Verdict: Rangers fans will breathe a huge sigh of relief following the revelation of this news, with fears that McCrorie could be ruled out for an extended period very real. However it appears the teenager will be back with the first-team very soon, and will be available to help Murty push for second-place in the league.
McCrorie is held in extremely high regard by those at Ibrox as proven by his monster contract, and the praise of his former boss is not to be taken lightly. McCrorie could become a great if he continues at his current rate of progression.
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