Rangers played out a 0-0 draw with Kilmarnock yesterday in what was a tight cup affair at Rugby Park. Neither side could find the moment of inspiration to win the game. In the end, Rangers were left rueing James Tavernier’s missed penalty and missed Alfredo Morelos’ power up top.
Plenty of performances from Rangers’ players were simply not up to the standard met frequently this season.
However, one player who just appears to be getting better and better is young defensive midfielder Ross McCrorie.
The 20-year-old star has been having his true breakthrough season this campaign. He has played himself into being a first-team regular since December after patiently biding his time up until that point. But a dip in form from Lassana Coulibaly and Ovie Ejaria’s eventual exit opened up a gap in the first-team that McCrorie has taken with both hands.
Rangers fans love to see an Auchenowie graduate in the first-team ranks. McCrorie is no different. His composure in the middle of the park and ball-winning ability make him a crowd favourite.
If there was ever proof for his impact on the side this is it. Rangers have not lost a single league game McCrorie has played this season, winning 10 and drawing two of his 12 appearances.
No wonder the Ibrox faithful are singing his praises at the moment. Here is some of the best reaction to his display against Steve Clarke’s men…
Boring game to watch mccrorie was outstanding he’s a warrior and also if tav scored that penalty we could be through the now
— stephen (@stephen86120877) February 9, 2019
We should have won that game, even though we didn’t play particularly well, on a pitch that’s a disgrace.
McCrorie MOTM for#WATP
— Scott® (@smrobertson79) February 9, 2019
Mccrorie run the show, only real highlight. Need to change the style a bit when you don’t have the buffalo up top
— Jonathan (@jonathanWATP) February 9, 2019
Ross Mccrorie has been outstanding today. What a performance from him. He’s been everywhere #WATP
— Alex MacIver (@AlexMacIver) February 9, 2019
McCrorie has been superb this half
— ᒪᎥᗩᗰ (@LiamWATP) February 9, 2019
Ross McCrorie. Well played son. My only positive in that game.
— jimykrankiescameltoe 💙✋🗡🛡 (@1Staunch1) February 9, 2019
I grew up wanting to be Barry Ferguson. Now all I want to be is Ross McCrorie
— gdmh (@original_gdmh) February 9, 2019
McCrorie is an absolute warrior. Let’s concentrate on the positives
— David Ferguson (@dfergie1986) February 9, 2019
Gee Ross McCrorie the captains arm band the noo!!!
— crag malavin (@cragmalavin) February 9, 2019
I think Ross McCrorie’s performance was a massive plus to take out of the game, considering Ross is still very new to the DM position, he is fast becoming a real star in that position
— BlueZulu (@riomxela) February 9, 2019