Rangers have an option to recall Ross McCrorie in the January transfer window, according to their manager Steven Gerrard.
Gerrard sanctioned the young Rangers midfielder's season-long move to Portsmouth earlier this summer.
And the Ibrox boss is, by his own admission unlikely, to cut short McCrorie's Fratton Park spell (Football Scotland).
But after the Rangers academy product's early displays this pre-season, some of a Portsmouth persuasion are already fearing the worst.
The League One side saw another on-loan midfielder, Ben Thompson, recalled by Millwall in January.
And this is what their fans are saying on Twitter...
Player of the season awaits— Alex (@Read8911) July 20, 2019
He'll be recalled January and then we take a real nose dive of form as we drop from top after being seven points clear to fourth.— Steve Cornell-Davis (@Somerset_Pompey) July 20, 2019
Hopefully we don’t end up losing him in January ♂️— foreverblue (@dazzerpfc) July 20, 2019
He will definitely be with us for three seasons. Summer, autumn and winter.— simon bucknall (@theuniversalsi) July 20, 2019
Can see McCrorie playing a massive part in our squad only to be recalled in January leaving us in the same situation as last season ...#pompey— Ell (@FookingEll) July 17, 2019
Ross McCrorie the new Ben Thompson! Will be unbelievable then back to rangers in January.— Keiran (@Keiranhammond1) July 21, 2019
Standby for Ross McCrorie to be player of 1st half of season, only to be recalled in January then. Just like Ben Thompson last season Bloody hell, why oh why don’t #Pompey learn? Loans are not the answer. ♂️— Paul Sexstone (@pompeypaul72) July 18, 2019
Gerrard has said he wants McCrorie to follow in the footsteps of another Rangers midfielder, Greg Docherty, this season.
Docherty has been heavily involved in Rangers' pre-season and Europa League schedule after excelling while on loan to Shrewsbury Town last term.
Gerrard also has Glen Kamara, Ryan Jack, Steven Davis, Scott Arfield, Joe Aribo, Graham Dorrans, Andy Halliday and Matt Polster to call upon in the pair's position.
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