'Phenomenal': Rangers loanee Robby McCrorie produces MOTM display

Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard reacts at full time during the UEFA Europa League Play Off First Leg match between Rangers FC and Legia Warsaw at Ibrox Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Glasgow,...

Robby McCrorie is starring at Queen of the South but can he come Rangers' number one goalkeeper in the Scottish Premiership?

Goalkeeper, Robby McCrorie of Scotland in action during the UEFA European Under-21 Championship group 4 qualifying match between Netherlands and Scotland at Stadion De Vijverberg on...

It is not often that a group of fans put their allegiances aside to pay tribute to one member of the opposition team.

But the Greenock Morton supporters were gracious in defeat on Saturday after Robby McCrorie produced an outstanding performance between the sticks for Queen of the South.

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The on-loan Rangers goalkeeper made five fine saves as the Doonhamers secured a 1-0 win that they barely deserved, almost singlehandedly securing a three-point haul for the Championship outfit.

Rangers fans celebrate at the final whistle as Rangers beat Celtic 1-0 during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in...

The Scotland U21 international is very highly rated at Ibrox and, after more displays like this, it will soon be impossible for Steven Gerrard to ignore a home-grown goalkeeper who, whisper it, might just be Allan McGregor’s long-term replacement on the blue half of Glasgow.

McCrorie kept six clean sheets during a loan spell at Morton last season and he came back to haunt his former club at Palmerston Park, producing a Man of the Match display as Queen of the South moved up to seventh in the Championship table.

And even the Morton fans agree that one man made the difference.

(L-R) Sam Lammers of Jong Oranje, Ryan Porteous of Scotland u21, Guus Til of Jong Oranje, goalkeeper Robby Mccrorie of Scotland u21, Christopher Cadden of Scotland u21 during the EURO U21...

 

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