What’s the talk?
Glasgow Times journalist Chris Jack has revealed that the shot-stopper is now pushing for a move away from the club in the coming weeks.
He tweeted: “Robby McCrorie set for Ibrox exit after Rangers keeper stance change ahead of new campaign.”
In the accompanying article, Jack has claimed that a number of clubs south of the border are keeping tabs on the 24-year-old, who has one year left on his contract with the Light Blues.
McCrorie is said to be frustrated by the prospect of spending next season as a backup behind Allan McGregor and Jon McLaughlin and has decided that he will not be putting pen to paper on a fresh deal at Ibrox.
Supporters will be gutted
Rangers supporters will be left feeling gutted by this claim, as they will surely not want to see the young goalkeeper leave the club.
McLaughlin (35) and McGregor (40) are both in the latter stages of their respective careers, and McCrorie is the closest thing the Gers have to a long-term solution between the sticks.
At 24, he has plenty of years left ahead of him to develop, and he has the potential to become a number one in the future for the club.
However, the decision to hand 40-year-old McGregor a new deal has cast doubt over whether McCrorie will be afforded enough game-time next season to stake a claim for his position in the team.
In the 2021/22 Premiership campaign, the current Light Blues number one allowed his standards to drop. He ended the season with a save percentage of 66% and made four errors directly leading to shots or goals, which does not include shots and crosses with which some observers may feel he could have done better.
Meanwhile, McCrorie played one match – against Celtic in a 1-0 win last August – and kept a clean sheet as he recorded an excellent SofaScore rating of 7.4. Whilst this was only one game, it offered a glimpse of the quality that he has the potential to provide between the sticks.
Therefore, Gers supporters will surely be frustrated that the decision to extend the underperforming McGregor (at Premiership level at least) has now convinced a promising young shot-stopper to decide that he wants to leave Ibrox. They will be gutted by the 24-year-old’s desire for a transfer and must be hoping that he changes his mind in the coming weeks.
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