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Rangers midfielder Ross McCrorie is set to leave Ibrox on loan this summer, according to The Scottish Sun.
The paper say that Steven Gerrard has made the decision that McCrorie would benefit most from regular first-team football next season.
With first-team places limited after the permanent acquisition of Steven Davis and move for free agent Joe Aribo, two English clubs are now in the hunt to land the 21-year-old on loan for the 2019/20 campaign.
Portsmouth and Shrewsbury Town both want the player and will now battle it out for his signature, states the report.
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Shrewsbury of course benefited from taking another Rangers player on loan last season – Greg Docherty.
The Rangers midfielder had a stand-out year at New Meadow, making 50 appearances, scoring ten goals and assisting 11 times.
His form was so good that he scooped up the club’s player of the year award.
With McCrorie now potentially following in his footsteps, Docherty could have the chance to play some of the 31 games that his teammate featured in under Gerrard last season.
The 22 year-old has yet to feature in a competitive match under the Rangers boss but has been included in his pre-season plans and has featured twice in the two organised training games that the team have played this summer, first against Mansfield and then against Welsh champions TNS.
The former Hamilton Accies star has previously spoken passionately about wanting to break into the Gers first-team, will he now get the chance to fulfil his wishes?