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Gary McAllister raves about Ross McCrorie's Rangers performance v Celtic

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.

Rangers star made a statement in win over Celtic.

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.

Rangers midfielder Ross McCrorie had a chastening experience against Celtic in last season's Scottish Cup semi-final.

Sent off in the first half at Hampden, it was a day to forget the the Rangers youngster.

McCrorie wiped that bad memory away with a terrific performance for Rangers against Celtic at the end of December as Ryan Jack fired the Gers to a memorable 1-0 victory at Ibrox.

 

Rangers assistant coach Gary McAllister has been raving about McCrorie's performance.

He told Rangers' official website: "The facts are that any moment a Celtic player thought he had time to get his head up and hit a pass, and they have many players who have got ability to hit that killer pass, they never got it and that was purely down to Ross.

Gary McAllister of Rangers speaks to player, Alfredo Morelos during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League between Celtic and at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

“He simply didn’t let the Celtic players breathe and in the previous games to the Celtic game I thought he was outstanding in them as well.

“He’ll get better in possession of the football and that’s something he’s very keen on working hard at.

"You have got to remember he is still ever is so young and he’s played quite a few games now, but there is still much more to come from Ross."

McCrorie had a slow start to the season with Rangers easing him back into the starting XI.

He made his breakthrough last year but his confidence took a knock as Rangers' form went on the slide at the end of the campaign.

Competition for places in midfield at Rangers has never been tougher, and McCrorie will have to work even harder after Steven Davis' arrival, with Glen Kamara soon to join him.

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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