Rangers clearly made right decision with January Ross McCrorie bid

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the Scottish Cup 5th Round match between Kilmarnock and Rangers at Rugby Park on February 9, 2019 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers midfielder Ross McCrorie was offered the chance to leave Ibrox on loan.

Ross McCrorie of Rangers is seen in action during the Scottish Cup 5th Round match between Kilmarnock and Rangers at Rugby Park on February 9, 2019 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

During Rangers's drab Scottish Cup stalemate last week, Ross McCrorie provided one of the few positives for Steven Gerrard as he proved to be the standout player across the two teams on show.

McCrorie's performance was not a surprise. Gerrard seemed to take a cautious approach with the youngster during the opening months of his tenure, but the 20-year-old's Old Firm display in December slapped anyone who doubted his potential emphatically around the face.

 

And since then, McCrorie has continued to be one of the most impressive performers in Rangers's ranks, culminating with his effort against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

McCrorie is clearly going to be an important player during the remaining months of the season. And with that, any slight concern over Rangers's decision in response to a surprise January bid for the youngster must have surely evaporated.

Ross McCrorie of Rangers and Veton Berisha of Rapid during the UEFA Europa League match between SK Rapid Wien v Rangers at Weststadion on December 13, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

In truth, not many Gers fans could quite believe it when the Daily Record reported that Dundee had made an offer to take McCrorie on loan for the rest of the season as the Light Blues looked to land Glen Kamara ahead of the summer.

Unsurprisingly, Rangers rejected the offer. 

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the Scottish Cup 5th Round match between Kilmarnock and Rangers at Rugby Park on February 9, 2019 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

In fairness, it may have been tempting. With Kamara potentially arriving, Steven Davis already through the Ibrox door and the likes of Ryan Jack playing their best football for the club, there may have been concerns about how much game-time McCrorie would get during the coming months.

But if he continues to perform like he has in recent weeks, there may not be another Rangers player who plays more minutes than McCrorie before the campaign concludes.

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