Young goalkeeper Robby McCrorie says he’s targeting a loan move to a Premiership club for the 2020/21 season, as part of his plan for making the grade at Rangers, as quoted by the Daily Record.

McCrorie is currently at Queen of the South, on what is his third loan stint away from the club, and aged just 21, believes that if he pushes himself over the next few years, he will eventually be ready to become the Ibrox number one.

McCrorie in Scotland U21 action against the Netherlands in 2918. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

“I need to establish myself this season then I think I’m more than capable of stepping up another level next season on another loan deal, be it in the Premiership or a decent team down south,” he said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“If I can get another 40-50 games then after that it will be about pushing on and trying to stake my claim at Rangers.”

The Scotland U21 international is looking to learn from coaches all the time, whether that’s from Ross Ballantyne at QoS or Colin Stewart at Auchenhowie.

“They both bring a level of quality and expertise to the table and as the months go on I will only get better.

“But being good is not good enough. I aspire to play at the top level and there are lots of good keepers out there so you have to be even better.”

Allan McGregor has been outstanding since his return to the club and is a good role model for any young keeper. (Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Verdict

These are very level-headed comments from McCrorie, who obviously has a very clear idea of his career goals and the routes he needs to go down to get there.

With the Gers set for a goalkeeping exodus in the summer, he may soon be the only other senior stopper at the club, alongside Allan McGregor.

Consequently, he’ll need some recruitment to take place if he’s to be allowed to head out to a top-flight side on loan, but that would be a more natural progression for him than an EFL switch following a lower league stint with Berwick Rangers and two spells in the Championship, first with Morton and now with QoS.

So far this season, he’s kept five clean sheets and conceded 21 goals, playing all 19 of his adopted side’s league fixtures [Transfermarkt].

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