Ross McCrorie has struggled for game time this season under Steven Gerrard. The Gers brought in a few midfield reinforcements over the summer, limiting 20-year-old McCrorie to mostly appearances off the bench. So far this season the young midfielder has appeared just 13 times and only completed 90 minutes three times, although in his ten-minute spell today, he looked really good.
Great result!! Fans were unreal pic.twitter.com/xJQgzrkXmg
— Ross McCrorie (@RossMcCrorie4) 2 December 2018
The defensive-minded midfield option will likely br called upon a lot more over the festive period. The games come thick and fast for the Gers and with Scott Arfield facing a suspension for his stupid challenge on Hearts goalkeeper Zdeněk Zlámal, there’s already one position in Stevie G’s midfield three that has become available. However, whether Gerrard trusts McCrorie from the start is a different question entirely.
The young Scottish commander really burst onto the scene last season as a Scottish Premier League player. The midfielder had been kicking around playing for the age group sides at Ibrox and featured as a teenager when they were in the lower leagues, but last season saw him rack up 17 games in the league, being deployed at both centre-back and in a defensive midfield role as The Gers fought hard for a 2nd placed finish.
You can read The Bluenoses’ thoughts on McCrorie here:
You were superb when you came on Ross. Looked really strong. Keep up the good work mate.
— AndyHallidayLoyal (@stemccook1872) 2 December 2018
Brilliant @RossMcCrorie4 stick in there buddy your time will come keep working hard
— Aldo7 (@Aldo7watp) 2 December 2018
Thought you were superb when you came on!!
— James Graham (@Jamsieboy45) 2 December 2018
outstanding cameo bigman!!!! there will be much more to come as the season kicks on!!! #RFC
— Jamie Duff (@duffJwan) December 2, 2018
Hopefully see you on from the start over the next few games.
— Stuart O’Neill (@Sturtyboy81) 2 December 2018
So where yous we’re top of the league
— Ross mac (@rossmac66) 2 December 2018
The Gers will be keen to see more of McCrorie in the next few weeks and will hope he can make the defensive midfield role at Ibrox his own.