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Glasgow Rangers Ross McCrorie admits getting stick for his celebration

Moussa Dembele of Celtic is tackled by Ross McCrorie of Rangers during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Celtic FC at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017 in...

Ross McCrorie scored his first goal for Glasgow Rangers in the Ibrox side's most recent match.

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.

Glasgow Rangers defender Ross McCrorie has told the Herald Scotland that he has been getting stick from Ryan Hardie for his celebration against Partick Thistle.

McCrorie netted for Rangers for the first time in his side’s last match against Partick.

But he has not received widespread congratulations from all his teammates, and Hardie preferred to give the defender some banter over his celebration.

Ryan Hardie showed me it a couple of times in my room and slagged me about it!” McCrorie said. “I didn’t have one planned. I just went for the knee slide to be honest!

Ryan Hardie of St Mirren misses a fine chance during the match beTFRED Cup Group Stage match between St Mirren and Edinburgh City at St Mirren Park on July 30, 2016 in Paisley, Scotland.

“I’d not thought about what I was going to do. It happened that quick - it was amazing with the fans celebrating.

“It was a dream come true to be honest. The noise was incredible, and all the players were congratulating me.”

Hardie and McCrorie know each other well after coming through Rangers’ academy together, and the pair both appear to be on the verge of breaking into the Light Blues’ first-team now.

McCrorie has been given six Scottish Premiership appearances so far this term, and looks at home in Rangers’ senior squad.

Moussa Dembele of Celtic is tackled by Ross McCrorie of Rangers during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Celtic FC at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017 in...

McCrorie’s goal against Partick may well keep him in Rangers’ starting line-up after the international break.

The Ibrox side are next in action at the weekend, when they take on Hamilton.

If Rangers can pick up the three points, they could move up to second place in the Scottish Premiership table.

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