Rangers have dropped a major hint regarding who the club feel is the long-term successor to legendary goalkeeper Allan McGregor by handing Robby McCrorie a new contract.

McCrorie, 24, has signed a new three-year deal at Ibrox which ties him to the club until 2025 despite the fact the keeper finds himself behind veteran stopper McGregor and Scotland international Jon McLaughlin.

With McGregor having reclaimed the gloves in recent weeks – a mixture of that calamitous Celtic Park performance and injury hampering McLaughlin’s spell between the sticks – it certainly looks like Rangers are looking to ex-Livingston loanee Robby McCrorie with a view to the future.

Speaking to the official Rangers website after penning the deal, Rangers goalkeeping coach Colin Stewart paid tribute to McCrorie and claimed that this deal, alongside a recent Scotland call-up, shows just how highly-rated the goalkeeper is.

“I’m delighted for Robby and he thoroughly deserves his new deal as he continues to show a brilliant attitude to his work, and he challenges both Allan and Jon every day in training,” said Stewart.

“This new deal and his recent Scotland call-up show just how highly-rated he is at club and international level, and we look forward to working further with Robby in these next few years.”

Robby McCrorie highly rated at Rangers

Rangers fans got a glimpse of what Robby McCrorie can offer the side last season when the keeper was forced to step into an Old Firm clash with Celtic due to a bout of Covid-19 call-offs.

But since then, game time has been limited for a keeper many expected would go out on loan this season in search of more minutes.

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However, even with the lack of appearances this season, by handing Robby McCrorie a new contract Rangers have dropped a big hint regarding who they view as the player to eventually replace their current number one, with Allan McGregor in his 41st year.

Meanwhile, one former Rangers star is lighting up the league in his home country after a £1.5m summer move from Ibrox.

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