A number of Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to react to comments made by Steven Gerrard, and reported by Sky Sports, concerning Ross McCrorie’s Ibrox future.
McCrorie has been linked with a move away from the Gers for a little while. The Scottish Sun reported earlier this week that Rangers had rejected a bid from Hibernian for the 22-year-old.
That report claimed that Hibs may be priced out of a move for McCrorie. But Gerrard has suggested that discussions between the two Scottish Premiership sides are continuing.
Interestingly, Gerrard – who also commented on the future of Greg Docherty – insisted that McCrorie will not be loaned out this summer having previously left Ibrox temporarily.
“We have had some interest from Hibs in Ross McCrorie. Those talks are ongoing. But Ross and Greg will not be going on loan. They have been on two loans. They have done that road,” he said, as reported by Sky Sports.
“If we get bids that we like, that are good enough and big enough, we will consider them. But they won’t be going on loan.”
Of course, many Rangers fans are now expecting McCrorie to seal a permanent exit this summer. It does appear that several cannot see the youngster still being a part of Gerrard’s squad beyond the window.
But the general feeling appears to be a sense that, unfortunately, it is probably the right decision from the manager.
McCrorie remains a popular figure amongst the supporters. However, they have their concerns about whether he will be good enough to realise the potential that he showed during his initial run in the first-team.
Rangers boast a lot of depth in the areas McCrorie is challenging for. And they are willing to accept that he would probably be better off moving on during this window.
Here is how some of the fans have reacted to Gerrard’s comments…
Gerrard confirming McCrorie will not be loaned again
A young player with a lot of potential but hasn’t really improved a lot in 3 years
Just my opinion but I’m not surprised by this although I am disappointed for him
— Geeb 🎙 (@Geeb1872) August 12, 2020
If SG believes in this kid but he isn’t ready we structure the deal in this way. Hibs buy him just now for a decent enough fee and we insert a future buy back clause. Common in the game now and a no brainer for me.
— @studge6 (@studge6) August 12, 2020
I think we feel gutted because as you say he actually hasn’t shown anything apart from liking a tackle, the team has improved massively since he featured frequently he isn’t close to the level required so makes sense
— Steven McFadyen (@Steven_McF) August 12, 2020
At this stage of there careers seems the best for both
— Bradley Johnson (@B_J89) August 12, 2020
I like MCCRORIE but what people need to ask themselves is what position would be play.
Cause he’s 6th or 7th choice cm and Gerrard looking to bring in another CM
6th or 7th choice CB
3rd choice RB
— Graham Clark 🇬🇧🇬🇧 (@GrahamClarkFI1) August 13, 2020
Lets put it this way we win the league will we bother about mccrorie and docherty.. feel for them both a
Specially mccrorie he could well be a player and will be.. basically victims of success.
— Wilson (@peterjw1982) August 13, 2020
On Ross McCrorie. I recall 2/3 games he looked good. In one Old Firm he played well. That’s it. Not sure what people have created in their minds. 🤔
— BMC Rangers Rants (@BMCRangersRants) August 12, 2020
Would hate to see McCrorie at a club like hibs but he’s 22 now and good enough to be playing 90 minutes just sadly not at Rangers
— Midfield Jack (@MidfieldJack) August 12, 2020