The Rangers midfielder is not at Ibrox this season but continues to make a name for himself.

Rangers prospect Ross McCrorie captained Scotland U21s to an important qualifying victory away to Croatia U21s on Tuesday night.

The 21-year-old was deployed on the right flank, rather than midfield, providing Scotland with a key attacking threat that ultimately led to victory.

It was his swinging cross that allowed Aberdeen forward Connor McLennan to nod home and secure the 2-1 win in the last minute of the match.

The win puts McCrorie’s side on six points in their qualifying group after their opening two matches.

It’s a great sign he is continuing to make progress towards becoming a regular at Rangers, having been shipped out on a development loan to Portsmouth during the summer transfer window.

Hopes remain high he has what it takes to be a long-term option in the middle of the park at Ibrox, with some fans even suggesting he is a future captain of the club.

Clearly his leadership skills are already proving effective at youth international level.

The performance of McCrorie and his teammates comes as welcome relief to Scottish football fans who have had to endure two poor senior performances from the national team over the last week.

Should Steve Clarke start to put more faith in young players coming through rather that stick with the same tried and tested under-performers?

Some fans were certainly pleased to see McCrorie perform well, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts…

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