Rangers have announced that goalkeeping prospect Robby McCrorie will head out on a season-long loan to Scottish Championship side Queen Of The South next season.
The 21-year-old is currently on a long-term contract at the club, with his current deal not expiring until 2022, so he has plenty of time to make a push for the first-team.
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It won’t be the youngster’s first taste of senior football away from Rangers, having enjoyed a successful spell at Berwick Rangers during the 2017/18 season, also joining Morton during the last transfer window, making 15 appearances between January and May.
With Allan McGregor firmly installed as the number one goalkeeper at Ibrox, there’s little scope for McCrorie to get the game time he needs to develop and regular action on loan should help him return as a better player.
McGregor can’t play for forever at Rangers, being 37 years of age, so McCrorie could well prove to be a viable long-term solution in the position.
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These fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the deal, with a variety of opinions given…
Our future No 1 … all the best on loan, Robby.
— Rangers Retro ?⚽️ (@RangersRetroPod) July 4, 2019
Another player loaned out to a team that plays on artificial surface that we always complain about as being dangerous.
Added to numerous players who have been loaned to Livingston, Falkirk , Alloa, what is the thought process in sending our boys to play on those surfaces?
— David (@DJH_EK) July 4, 2019
Disappointing. Understand he needed to go on loan but he proved himself in the Championship. A loan move to League One in England would have been much better for him and us.
— Brian Gillan (@BrianGillan5) July 4, 2019
Sending him out on loan before you give him a chance to prove himself?
— Stuart Thomson (@SThomson3110) July 4, 2019
Good luck to him, hopefully he comes back after this season a better player and maybe push for McGregor’s spot next season
— Andrew Wilson (@Andrew_GWilson) July 4, 2019
Makes sense. Behind McGregor, Fod and his brother in the pecking order hope he gets good experience there.
— Matthew Kelly (@matthewkly93) July 4, 2019
When do we start using these lads?
— Ian Stephen (@IanStephen2) July 4, 2019
Alan McGregor went on loan to dunfermline before we started him. This is what happens it’ll be good for him.
— Gaz (@OfficialGarryMc) July 4, 2019