Robby McCrorie is currently on loan at Greenock Morton in the Championship.
It’s the 21-year-old’s second real taste of senior league football, having spent the 2017-18 season with Berwick Rangers.
Now, playing up a level in the SPFL pyramid, he has made 13 appearances and kept four clean sheets.
It’s good preparation for a potential big promotion next season.
It’s likely there will be movement within the club’s goalkeeping ranks this summer.
Allan McGregor is the undisputed no.1 and it will almost certainly stay that way. Yet, there’s real potential for departures elsewhere.
McCrorie to no.2?
Jak Alnwick is currently on loan at Scunthorpe United. That deal was supposed to end in January, but the fact that Rangers were happy to extend it until the end of the season, suggests he’s hardly a high priority.
Elsewhere, Wes Foderingham may also seek a move away. He was reportedly wanted by Leeds United earlier in the season [Express] before they secured the services of Kiko Casilla. Furthermore, a recent Evening Times report suggested he is likely to move when the window opens.
The 28-year-old has a year left on his Ibrox contract but is unlikely to want another season on the sidelines. He is in the prime years of his career, yet has only appeared six times under Steven Gerrard.
Should both he and Alnwick move away, it would leave the door ajar for the 6ft 4′ McCrorie. The likes of Nicky Hogarth and Aidan McAdams will also still be around, but the Scotland U21 international is next in line.
Therefore, a big promotion to no.2 stopper could realistically be on the cards within a few months.
He’s bound to be itching to become as much of a success story as his brother, Ross. For now, though, he must concentrate on impressing for his adopted side, as The Ton seek to avoid the drop.