Rangers’ win over Aberdeen on Wednesday night was a significant one in the context of the season.
It kept Gerrard’s men in touch with Celtic and afforded some breathing space from the rest.
However, it also saw a significant individual milestone for one player.
It was his 50th appearance for the Rangers first team.
Still just 20-years-old, that’s a remarkable achievement.
The Academy graduate had a tough enough start to the season, as injury caused him to fall down the pecking order.
Yet, once he got his opportunity, he grabbed it with both hands.
He was excellent throughout December, and particularly in the Old Firm victory at Ibrox.
Those performances reportedly attracted attention during the January window. The coaching staff reiterated that he was staying at Ibrox, though.
On several occasions, he has been identified by fans as a future captain of the club.
Clearly, he has bags of natural ability. That’s almost a given if he’s performing at his current level whilst still so young.
However, he also looks to have the required work ethic and temperament to go with it.
When you add the fact that he’s a home grown talent to all those qualities, you have a huge fan favourite.
Therefore, when the official Rangers Twitter account shared the news of his milestone, plenty of Bears showed their support.
Congratulations @RossMcCrorie4 – Future Captain 💙
— georgia ♡ (@georgiamc25xx) February 8, 2019
Future captain, future legend.
— Jamie (@m0yes) February 8, 2019
Absolutely love mccrorie. Superb ability, great pace and as brave as a lion. Turning into a top top player 👌🏻
— 🐻🇬🇧 G BEAR 🇬🇧🐻 (@whirlwindrfc87) February 8, 2019
Well done Ross, here’s to a long and successful career with the famous Glasgow Rangers
— Chantal Shiels (@ChantalShiels) February 9, 2019
Future skipper, congratulations @RossMcCrorie4 many more games to come🔴⚪️🔵
— Gibby (@ryanjacksrytpeg) February 8, 2019
Superb!! Boy is absolutely class, so good to see a local boy starring in the middle of the park for us! Hope he stays with us a long time, potential to go down in history as a legend of our club. Hopefully in time, his brother joins him too 💙
— iain (@iain92928227) February 8, 2019