On Friday afternoon, there was an official announcement on two departures from the club.
It confirmed Robby McCrorie and Andy Dallas have joined Greenock Morton, on loan.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) January 25, 2019
In Friday’s press conference, Steven Gerrard gave his opinion on the moves.
They will once again be working with former Gers coach, Jonatan Johansson, who took over at The Ton in the summer.
His side currently sit in a healthy sixth position in the Scottish Championship.
“I think it’s very important for their development”, said the manager.
“It’s very difficult to keep Robby here if he’s desperate to play football matches. So, we had to be fair to him.”
“He’ll go and get six months experience fighting for important points and in front of crowds, which will be good for him.”
The moves didn’t come as a huge surprise.
McCrorie, in particular, has been linked with a temporary move for some time.
Meanwhile, prolific reserves goal scorer, Dallas, signed a contract extension on Thursday evening.
Just as in the case of Ryan Hardie, that proved to be a pre-cursor to another loan stint.
This pair are two of the club’s brightest young talents. Therefore, there was plenty of support from Rangers fans on Twitter for the departing youngsters.
Superb for their development 👏🏻 hopefully both get some decent game time and make it worth while
— Taylor (@TheGerBear12) January 25, 2019
Best of luck to them
— Scott (@SB_1872) January 25, 2019
2 of our best young talents coming through. Great move for all party’s.
— Watsy 🀄️ (@Watsy1872) January 25, 2019
Looking forward to seeing how they do there.Quality young players.
— Blue (@jmcm1872) January 25, 2019
Good bit of business eh @JeanJohansson x
— 🇬🇧Rab🇬🇧 (@robertmcnaught) January 25, 2019
Excellent. Under good management. Smash it, lads
— Royal Blue (@RoyalBlue1872) January 25, 2019