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‘He has a very bright future’, ‘I’m very excited’: Rangers coach raves about 6ft 4in prodigy

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‘He has a very bright future’, ‘I’m very excited’: Rangers coach raves about 6ft 4in prodigy

Glasgow Rangers coach Colin Stewart has waxed lyrical about Robby McCrorie after the Ibrox prodigy signed a contract extension with Steven Gerrard’s side.

The 22-year-old goalkeeper enjoyed a superb 2019-20 season away from Rangers on loan, first at Queen of the South, where he was named player of the year despite being there for half a season.

McCrorie then enjoyed a successful loan spell at Livingston FC earlier this year, where he excelled in his first experience of the Scottish Premiership before the season was curtailed.

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On Friday, Rangers confirmed that the 6ft 4in ace had committed to the Ibrox club until the summer of 2023, and goalkeeping coach Stewart sang the youngster’s praises.

 

“Robby has progressed season-by-season as he has risen through the ranks of our Academy into the first-team set up,” Stewart told the Rangers website. “He has enjoyed several successful loan spells which have played a key role in his development.

“Each loan spell has allowed him to develop his physical and mental strength as he has faced every challenge set before him with determination and hard work. He has a very bright future and will continue to develop into a top quality ‘keeper.

“His experience at under-age international level has assisted in his progress and I am very excited to see him grow from strength to strength in the incoming years. We are working on the next stage in Robby’s development plan now that his contract has been extended. It is our strong desire that he continues to experience top level games in the incoming season.”

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McCrorie is a very promising young keeper who kicked on massively last season and was linked with English Premier League side West Ham, while other top level clubs from England and the continent were said to be monitoring his situation (Daily Record).

However, the best they could now do is to secure his services on loan, as his long-term future is now with Rangers, and with Allan McGregor now 38 and Ibrox newcomer Jon McLaughlin six years younger, McCrorie looks as though he’ll be their long-term successor.

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