Rangers are considering sending midfielder Ross McCrorie out on loan next season, according to website Football Insider.
Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard will currently be assessing what players he needs to launch a silverware assault next season, after a trophy-less debut campaign as Rangers manager.
Plenty of incoming and outgoing transfers are expected but this latest news comes as something of a surprise.
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The outlet say that Gerrard and his staff are looking into finding a club for McCrorie to play first-team football for next term, eager to have him feature as a midfield anchor man on a regular basis.
Considering he is one of the club’s brightest talents though, is the manager selling him short by sending him out on loan?
Although heading out on loan can be excellent for a player’s confidence and development, in the case of McCrorie it would surely make more sense to give him a more prominent role in the Rangers squad.
The best place to ‘make it’ at Rangers is at Rangers, especially when you are getting regular games, which he clearly is.
Gerrard may be planning an overhaul of his midfield this summer but there’s plenty of evidence that the Scotland U21 international should be a part of his plans.
Different styles of midfield options are always worth having, especially when juggling domestic and European football, and it’s not as if the former defender has been too hampered by a lack of action.
The sensible move would be keeping him until January at least and then reassessing his development then, rather than shipping him out before the season has even started.