Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers started life under Steven Gerrard yesterday, and they picked up a victory.
McCrorie was tasked with playing at centre-back on regular occasions for Rangers last season, when he did not always look comfortable.
Pedro Caixinha was the first of the Ibrox side’s bosses to test McCrorie out at centre-back, but McCrorie was also tasked with playing in the heart of Rangers’ defence under Murty.
Murty throw McCrorie in at centre-back in the Scottish Cup semi-final, when Rangers were hammered by Celtic.
And Gerrard was really unhappy to see McCrorie being played out of position for Rangers so often last term.
He said: “You look at the centre back position when we came in… we had a player playing at centre-back position, that wasn’t his real position, he was thrown in at the deep end. He could have been easily destroyed in terms of career wise. We felt that decision was careless.”
McCrorie started Gerrard’s first game in charge at Rangers last night, but in a defensive midfield role.
Rangers got off to a winning start under their new manager’s stewardship, after winning 2-0 against Shkupi in front of a sell-out Ibrox crowd.