Ferguson agrees with Rangers manager Steven Gerrard about McCrorie

Steven Gerrard manager of Rangers looks on during the UEFA Europa League Qualifying Round match between Rangers and Shkupi at Ibrox Stadium on July 12, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Former Ibrox star Barry Ferguson agrees with Rangers manager Steven Gerrard about Gers youngster Ross McCrorie.

Ross McCrorie of Rangers fouls Moussa Dembele of Celtic and a penalty is awarded to Celtic during the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 15,...

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is one of the greatest midfielders to have ever played in the Premier League, and the new Rangers manager knows how to spot a good player in that position.

Appointed as the Rangers manager earlier this summer, Gerrard made some very interesting comments about 20-year-old midfielder Ross McCrorie earlier this week.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the former England international said that playing McCrorie at central defence instead of his usual position of midfield could have destroyed the Scotland Under-21 international in terms of his career.

Former Rangers and Scotland international midfielder Barry Ferguson has given his take on Gerrard’s comments about McCrorie.

Ferguson wrote in The Daily Record about Gerrard’s comments about McCrorie: “A young boy coming into the team needs to be protected. He has a bright future and like the manager I like him as a holding midfielder.

“I know he can play centre-half but I’ve always liked him in that No.6 position. Pedro Caixinha said he was going to be ‘one of the best centre- halves in history, not just for this club but for this country’ and that was putting too much pressure on him.

“You need to protect young players when they are coming through rather than make such bold predictions.”

Ross McCrorie of Rangers walks off after being sent off during the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 15, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Quality player

McCrorie is a very good midfielder who has a bright future ahead of him, and playing regularly in midfielder is only going to make the Rangers youngster better.

The 20-year-old will have to work hard to establish himself as a regular in Gerrard’s team, and perhaps the Scotland Under-21 international will do so in the coming weeks.

Odsonne Edouard of Celtic is challenged by Ross McCrorie of Rangers during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on April 29, 2018 in Glasgow,...

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