Ross McCrorie will feel harshly treated if Rangers sign Kevin McDonald

Referee Andre Marriner sends off Kevin McDonald of Fulham for his second yellow after a foul on David Brooks of Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and AFC...

Rangers are reportedly interested in Fulham midfielder McDonald.

Kevin McDonald of Fulham looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Fulham FC at St. James Park on December 22, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

Rangers are reportedly interested in signing Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald in the January transfer window, but a move for the holding midfielder would be very harsh on one of Steven Gerrard's most in-form players.

The Daily Record claim Fulham and Scotland star McDonald is on a shortlist of players the Gers are trying to bring to Ibrox next month in a bid to keep pace with Old Firm rivals Celtic.

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The 30-year-old has dropped out of the side since suffering an ankle injury, managing just eight minutes against Wolves before being omitted from the squad that beat Huddersfield Town over the weekend.

 

Rangers are expected to be in the market for a striker and a new number 10, to replace the losses of Umar Sadiq and Ovie Ejaria who have cut short their loans and returned to AS Roma and Liverpool respectively.

But it seems as though Gerrard is trying to bring in a holding midfielder too, in the form of McDonald - and such a move would be harsh on Ross McCrorie who has starred in recent outings.

The 20-year-old has starred in the holding role of late, playing the entire 90 minutes of Rangers last three games against St. Johnstone, Hibernian and most recently, the Old Firm derby win over Celtic.

Kevin McDonald and Johnny Russell are seen prior to the International Friendly match between Scotland and Portugal on October 14, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

He has starred in those matches, helping Rangers pick up 11 points from a possible 15 despite facing Hibernian twice and indeed Brendan Rodgers' Celtic. Surely making himself first choice, McCrorie is in the form of his short career.

Signing McDonald, then, would be harsh on the Rangers academy product, as he would find himself dropped if Rangers were able to lure the Fulham star north of the border.

Steven Gerrard must seriously weigh up whether he should sign McDonald, or keep faith with the in-form McCrorie.

Ross McCrorie and Scott Arfield of Rangers celebrates at the final whistle as Rangers beat Celtic 1-0 during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox...

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