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Graeme Murty compares Rangers ace Ross McCrorie with Southampton's James Ward-Prowse

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

Glasgow Rangers player Ross McCrorie has been compared with Southampton ace James Ward-Prowse after his fine run of form for the Ibrox side.

Rangers Head Coach Graeme Murty looks on during The Scottish FA Youth Cup Final between Celtic and Rangers at Hampden Park on April 26, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers caretaker boss Graeme Murty has compared youngster Ross McCrorie with Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse.

The 19-year-old, who emerged from the club’s academy, has taken little time to adapt playing in the senior levels.

The youngster has shown maturity beyond years, and is considered as one of the brightest prospects in Scotland. Rangers have high hopes for him, and if he can fulfil his potential, he could be a great asset for the club.

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.

He has been deployed mainly in defence, but against Aberdeen, he adopted more of a midfield role. Comfortable in hold-up play and making passes, he dropped down into the backline when required.

Murty has compared the youngster with Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse, who he watched blossom at St Mary’s when he was a coach there.

The 43-year-old says that he trusts the kid, and hails his mentality as “fantastic”. Murty believes that McCrorie has the potential to mature into a good player.

James Ward-Prowse of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton and Everton at St Mary's Stadium on November 26, 2017 in Southampton, England.

“I trust the kid. I trust his mentality, his ability and his learning to go and apply stuff at a high standard," said Murty, as quoted by the Daily Record

“Ross has grown up a Rangers fan and watched some fantastic teams. He wants to emulate those guys. 

“He wants to live up to those
values. He knows what it means to be a Rangers player, a Rangers fan and what the club means to him.

“He could mature into a good player over a long period of time. So I’m excited about what he can become. He has lots to learn but I’d compare him to Ward-Prowse in that he has a fantastic mindset."

According to reports from The Scottish Sun, Rangers are looking to tie him down with a new contract after his fantastic start to life in the Gers first team.

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