Ex-Rangers star Ross McCrorie will be hoping to break Hampden hearts on his League Cup return to Glasgow with Aberdeen after reaching a Dons milestone.

The defender turned defensive midfielder made his 100th appearance for the Pittodrie club in the 0-0 draw with Ross County, before making his 101st in the 2-0 win over St Johnstone.

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The versatile star has also turned out at right-back for Aberdeen and its a testament to his progress with our northeast rivals that Ross McCrorie has reached the milestone.

Once the blue-eyed boy of the Rangers youth set-up, things never worked out as planned for the former Scotland U21 international captain and a move to Aberdeen was made in August 2020, initially on loan.

Over the last two-and-a-half years Ross McCrorie has been a solid option for the Aberdeen squad and will now have his sights set on breaking Rangers hearts at Hampden.

The Gers often get into a battle with Aberdeen and the match promises to be a passionate affair as both sides look to book a spot in the League Cup Final.

Ross McCrorie thinks highly of Rangers’ new manager

Speaking ahead of Rangers’ late 3-2 victory over Aberdeen back in December, the ex-Ibrox defender waxed lyrical about incoming Rangers boss Michael Beale.

“Michael Beale is a really good coach, probably one of the best I’ve had in the game,” said Ross McCrorie.

“I wish him all the best but hopefully we come out on top on Tuesday.

“He just simplifies everything and his man-management in the way his training and tactics are.

”He covered a lot of small details which I hadn’t really had before. He didn’t just improve me, he improved a whole load of boys. “Obviously, Rangers went unbeaten that season and I hope he does well.”

Rangers too have some former Aberdeen stars in their ranks with Ryan Jack and Scott Wright surely hoping to break a few Pittodrie hearts at Hampden too.

Meanwhile, Rangers are reportedly bracing themselves for a bid for one of the club’s key players.

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