Livingston boss Gary Holt has hailed Rangers loanee Robby McCrorie after another impressive performance for Livi in yesterday’s draw with Hibs at Easter Road – and admitted he has a “problem” picking between his two goalkeepers.
McCrorie missed the draw with Rangers due to SPFL rules, with Ryan Schofield coming in and doing brilliantly at Ibrox before the Scotland under-21 star put in a “brilliant” afternoon’s work yesterday.
Holt confessed that McCrorie has “money in the bank” after his earlier showings, but confessed that it a headache he’s glad to have.
“Robby was brilliant,” said Holt. “We sat the two of them down on Friday. Robby’s got money in the bank because he’s played more games than Ryan. Ryan was excellent last Sunday but it’s now a great problem for me to have.
“Two young guys pushing each other wanting to get game-time. Ryan will get games but it depends how we can see this season out. Hopefully, if we get top six, we’ll have the Old Firm again.
“So Robby can’t play and Ryan will get to play. But it’s good to have competition for the number one jersey and Robby and Ryan know that. There are no hidden agendas, they’ll both get told the same message at the same time.”
McCrorie made a number of massive saves to keep Livi in the game yesterday, including saving a Scott Allan penalty, as the West Lothian side look to push on for a European place.
The Lions are four points off Motherwell in third and, following Aberdeen’s defeat to Ross County, Holt’s side now sits just three points behind Aberdeen in fourth.
McCrorie and Schofield could make a massive difference in helping Livi get there this season, and it should really help McCrorie’s development ahead of his return to Rangers to compete for a first-team place.