With the Rangers fans in the Transfer Tavern frustrated about life under Pedro Caixinha, the rest of our punters believe the mood is drawing parallels to the Mark Warburton era.
Neither boss has proven overly popular and, while the Portuguese will certainly have time to try and change things up, it’s fair to say he’s close to entering Warburton-like levels of unpopularity.
In fact, a story from Football Insider revealing Warbs’ thoughts on a young Rangers talent show exactly why the Nottingham Forest manager retains a certain level of dislike amongst the Ibrox faithful.
Indeed, they claim Warburton told members of his coaching staff that Ross McCrorie would not make it as a central defender, despite impressing in that very berth over the last two games in the Light Blues’ first-team.
An academy graduate, the 19-year-old has been called upon in that role after Rangers’ defensive injury crisis, though was largely deployed as a right-back during his brief time under Warburton. It’s also claimed that McCrorie would have been a first-choice even earlier if he had not been sent out on loan to Dumbarton prior to Caixinha’s arrival in March.
As you can imagine, this has proven to be yet another reason to be annoyed at Warbs!
It’s only two games into his full career in the Rangers first-team, though McCrorie certainly is looking fairly promising right now.
Though he’s got a long way to go to prove he can play week in, week out, he and a fully fit Bruno Alves could form one of the best defensive bedrocks in the Scottish Premiership.
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