Rangers fans discuss Ross McCrorie's game time, some suggest loan

15th April 2018, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Cup football, semi final, Celtic versus Rangers; Rangers' Ross McCrorie tangles with Moussa Demble resulting in a penalty to...

McCrorie has struggled for game time under Steven Gerrard at Rangers.

15th April 2018, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Cup football, semi final, Celtic versus Rangers;  Moussa Dembele of Celtic   and Ross McCrorie of Rangers

Steven Gerrard's activity in the transfer market saw Rangers bring in 15 new players, and though the majority of those have turned out to be successful, it has seen some of last-season's players struggle - including Ross McCrorie.

The 20-year-old was one of the first names on the team sheet last season after Graeme Murty converted the Murray Park academy product into a holding midfielder, after making his debut as a centre-back under Pedro Caixinha.

But Gerrard decided to place his faith in another holding midfielder - Ryan Jack - while central midfielders Ovie Ejaria, Lassana Coulibaly and Scott Arfield have joined. Andy Halliday has been given a reprieve by Gerrard.

 

Indeed, McCrorie has managed just 11 appearances, clocking up only 426 minutes for the Scottish giants. After being left on the bench once again this season against Spartak Moscow, fans have discussed whether McCrorie deserves more game time.

There are a number of options for McCrorie. Either he convinces Gerrard that he can remain an option in holding midfield and continue to stake his claim in training, feeding off scraps.

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,...

He could also show his versatility and become an option at centre-back. But if he is keen to further his development, a loan move could be orchestrated for the youngster.

Rangers fans discussed his options, with many believing he is deserving of more game time while some supporters believe a loan move would be beneficial.

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.

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