Rangers midfielder Jason Holt praises Ross McCrorie

General view outside the stadium prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers defender Ross McCrorie is praised by his Ibrox teammate Jason Holt.

Erik Sviatchenko of Celtic vies with Jason Holt of Rangers during the Rangers v Celtic Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Ibrox Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers midfielder Jason Holt has spoken highly of his teammate Ross McCrorie to the club's official website.

McCrorie is part of the Rangers first team at the moment and has played against Old Firm rivals Celtic this season.

The 19-year-old defender is still very raw and is developing, but the youngster has a lot of potential and talent.

Rangers midfielder Holt, 24, has praised the Scotland Under-21 international and his Ibrox teammate.

Callum McGregor of Celtic and Jason Holt of Rangers compete for the ball  during the Scottish Cup Semi-Final match between Celtic and Rangers at Hampden Park on April 23, 2017 in Glasgow,...

“I’ve been really impressed with all the boys in the under-20s who have come up to train with us,” Holt told Rangers’ official website.

“They are training with us on a more regular basis, and as you saw, Ross McCrorie got his chance and did really well.

“I was delighted for him as he deserved it, and all the boys who have come up have done really well.

“Like I said earlier, there are going to be opportunities through the season where people drop out the team, and someone needs to step-up and take that opportunity.

“Ross did that, and I think it shows the rest of the younger lads and the 20s there’s an opportunity there.”

Ross McCrorie of Rangers vies with Jack Aitchison of Celtic during The Scottish FA Youth Cup Final between Celtic and Rangers at Hampden Park on April 26, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers finished third in the Scottish Premiership last season and are aiming to end up at least in second place in the league table during the 2017-18 campaign.

The Gers’ performances and results so far this season have been mixed, but Pedro Caixinha's side can still clinch the runners-up spot.

The Ibrox outfit are third in the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 14 points from eight matches, six points behind Celtic and Aberdeen, who are first and second respectively in the standings.

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