Rangers midfielder Ross McCrorie is reportedly being targeted on loan this summer – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter are divided about whether he should stay or go.
The Scottish Sun reports that English League One teams Portsmouth and Shrewsbury are both vying to take the 21-year-old on loan for the new campaign.
It is understood that Light Blues manager Steven Gerrard is a big fan of him, but feels it may be more beneficial for him to obtain regular first-team minutes elsewhere.
McCrorie has come rising through the academy ranks at Ibrox and he managed to play 31 senior games during the last campaign across all competitions.
The Scottish defensive midfielder picked up huge experience from games in the Europa League and also completed 90 minutes in one of the league victories over champions Celtic.
He reads the game well for such a young player and is a great defensive rock in front of the back four, but has immense competition for a regular spot in the team next season.
A selection of Rangers supporters on social media are convinced a loan stint away from Ibrox is best for his development if he’s destined to be stuck on the sidelines next year.
Meanwhile, others argue that he’s at the level required to nail down a spot and should stick with the first-team squad.
Here are some of the Rangers fans on McCrorie:
Poor decision, best DM at the club
— Easy Ok (@EasyOk2) July 4, 2019
Good for his development, but at the same time losing a player we know can do a job in certain games
— Alfredco_Morelos (@Pena_Cartel) July 4, 2019
Consistent game time. Not bad just a shame he won’t get a winners medal
— William (@WTownsley) July 4, 2019
Think it’s a smart decision, it’ll be much tougher to get a place in the starting XI, so a loan deal will allow him to get use to (possible) first team football and recurring starts
— Cameron_1872 (@Cameron_1872) July 4, 2019
Good move he won’t get a game unless 2 or 3 mids are injured
— ryan oakley (@ryanoak88122690) July 4, 2019
It will give Him more game time I suppose. He’ll come back stronger. But still rather he stayed with us 🇬🇧👍
— Forever Blue 1690 (@Harris_Irvine) July 4, 2019
— Stevie Mc”G” (close enough) (@StephenMcGarry3) July 4, 2019
Would rather have him in the first team
— WhyDidSadiqDive (@DiveWhy) July 4, 2019
Great move for him. He will go play in an extremely competitive league, if he stays fit he will get 50 odd games under his belt. Will do his development absolutely no harm. Much better than warming out bench for most of the season.
— gabby_amato10 (@Broxiboy1) July 4, 2019