Rangers loanee Robby McCrorie has opened up on his loan spell at Livingston as he looks to force his way into Steven Gerrard’s first-team plans at Ibrox.
The shot-stopper could do the Gers a massive favour tonight by keeping a clean sheet when his side face Celtic and McCrorie admits that he is just looking to perform consistently for Livi.
The keeper thinks his loan spells away from Rangers have helped him develop and given him a good base to build on as he looks to cement his place as Allan McGregor’s long-term successor.
“The important thing for me is being out playing games, especially as a young goalkeeper,” McCrorie said, speaking to Livingston’s official Twitter account.
“Obviously I’ve got aspirations to be playing at Rangers but it’s up to me now. I’m in the Premiership now and trying to be consistent and get to a level to where I can push there. If I’m performing then we’ll see what happens.
“The hardest thing is trying to be patient, especially when you’re young. You want to try and get there straight away but it doesn’t work out like that, especially being a goalkeeper, and that’s why I’m here playing games and why I’ve been out on loan in the last couple seasons.
“Hopefully, by the end of the season, I’ll have hit the 100 games mark and that’s a good base for any young player.”
McCrorie has made an impressive start with Livingston after he moved to the Tony Macaroni near the end of the January transfer window.
The Scotland under-21 star could find himself back out on loan again next term too though as he gets one final year of regular game-time before returning to Ibrox to push for the number one jersey.
If he continues to perform as he has been, he’ll have a fantastic chance of taking over from McGregor and being first-choice at Ibrox for years to come.