Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Ross McCrorie will return to Portsmouth after joining the Gers in Dubai for their winter break training camp.

The versatile Scotland under-21 star joined Gerrard’s squad as he recovers from a hamstring injury and the Ibrox boss confirmed that McCrorie was back to rehab his injury.

PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Ross McCrorie of Portsmouth FC and Nathan Ralph of Southend United during the Sky Bet Leauge One match between Portsmouth and Southend United at Fratton Park on November 05, 2019 in Portsmouth, England.

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McCrorie has picked up a couple of hamstring injuries this season and Gerrard wants to ensure his player gets the best treatment before returning to Fratton Park for the rest of the campaign.

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“Ross has got a hamstring injury and my experience with hamstring injuries – they have to be nursed,” Gerrard told Rangers TV.

“And you have to be very careful with them, especially if it’s a second hamstring injury. Ross has got a second hamstring injury. So, with all due respect to Portsmouth, he’s a Rangers player. And I have got every confidence in my medical team and medical staff that he will get the right rehab here.

 

“We can manage it when he’s ready to make sure that when we send him back to Portsmouth, he is a 100-per-cent ready to go and play.”

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McCrorie has made 14 appearances for Pompey so far this season and has featured in several positions as his versatility shines through.

VIENNA, AUSTRIA - DECEMBER 13: Ross McCrorie of Rangers and Veton Berisha of Rapid during the UEFA Europa League match between SK Rapid Wien v Rangers at Weststadion on December 13, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

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He limped out of the 1-0 win over Ipswich and faces a spell on the sidelines as Kenny Jackett’s side look to push into the playoff places in League One.

His current injury has kept him out of Portsmouth’s last four games but hopefully he can recover soon and get back into the side soon and kick on for the remainder of the campaign.

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