Celtic's Lewis Morgan defends Rangers talent Robby McCrorie after crucial mistake

23rd September 2018, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Kilmarnock versus Celtic; Lewis Morgan of Celtic brings the ball away from Jordan Jones of Kilmarnock

Rangers talent Robby McCrorie hasn't enjoyed the best weekend.

Goalkeeper, Robby McCrorie of Scotland in action during the UEFA European Under-21 Championship group 4 qualifying match between Netherlands and Scotland at Stadion De Vijverberg on...

Celtic playmaker Lewis Morgan has told The Scottish Sun that Rangers goalkeeper Robby McCrorie needs to just keep working hard after a tough night for the Scotland Under-21's.

Scotland Under-21's needed to pick up a win in Kiev as they travelled to take on their Ukrainian counterparts, and it all started so well as Lewis Morgan scored inside the first minute of the game.

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However, Oleksandr Zubkov brought Ukraine level with a deflected strike in the first half, and things got even worse for Scotland after the break.

 

Zubkov's long-range strike was fumbled into his own net by goalkeeper McCrorie, and midfielder Viktor Kovalenko added a third in injury-time to seal a 3-1 win for Ukraine.

Scotland won't be heading to the Under-21 European Championships after that defeat, and many pointed the finger of blame at goalkeeper McCrorie.

The Rangers youngster attempted to either catch or parry Zubkov's shot, but the ball flew off his gloves, over his head and into the net, setting Ukraine on their way to victory.

(L-R) Sam Lammers of Jong Oranje, Ryan Porteous of Scotland u21, Guus Til of Jong Oranje, goalkeeper Robby Mccrorie of Scotland u21, Christopher Cadden of Scotland u21 during the EURO U21...

McCrorie, 20, is hoping to break through at Rangers, but performances like this won't help his case, and he has received support from a Celtic player in the aftermath of Friday's defeat.

Celtic playmaker Morgan has told The Scottish Sun that he and the rest of the Scotland Under-21 side will support McCrorie, noting that he made good saves earlier in the game and just needs to move on and keep putting in work.

“We all stand behind Robby. I’ve never been a goalkeeper and have never been in that situation, so I don’t know if he was unsighted or the ball swerved,” said Morgan. “He made a couple of good saves in the game and maybe he will say he could have done better with the second goal. He needs to put it to the back of his mind and keep working hard,” he added.

23rd September 2018, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Kilmarnock versus Celtic; Lewis Morgan of Celtic brings the ball away from Jordan Jones of Kilmarnock

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