Time for Rangers to show Ibrox faith after new contract and latest error
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Time for Rangers to show Ibrox faith after new contract and latest error

The time is nigh for Rangers to put their faith in young goalkeeper Robby McCrorie following his new contract, after yet another goalkeeping error, this time from Allan McGregor.

Club legend Greegsy was caught in no-man’s land as Motherwell star Stuart McKinstry lobbed him with a hanging free-kick for Motherwell’s goal in the 2-1 Fir Park Premiership victory for Rangers.

This comes off the back of a poor performance in the 7-1 defeat to Liverpool, where the kicking of Allan McGregor was once again questionable and the Rangers keeper might’ve been disappointed not to stop a number of the Anfield club’s goals.

No-one is saying Allan McGregor is not still capable of the incredible – see the trip to Anfield earlier in the month – but at 40-years-old regular first-team exposure is perhaps having an impact and it might be better to save the stopper for the most important matches.

Scotland international John McLaughlin – whose confidence was shot to bits after a horror show in the 4-0 defeat at Celtic Park – has also got a long way back to convince supporters.

Time for Rangers to put their faith in Robby McCrorie

That leaves Robby McCrorie as the club’s next back-up and the ongoing issue in the goalkeeper position comes at an interesting time for the 24-year-old stopper.

Rangers clearly have major faith in the player, who has spent time on loan at Queen of the South and Livingston and is routinely called up to the Scotland international team.

So much so that only this month the Gers handed McCrorie a new contract until 2025, despite the fact Robby continues to find himself out of the first-team.

Given the backdrop of the goalkeeping situation at Rangers, it now appears time for the Ibrox club to prove their faith in the young goalkeeper and start giving him more minutes.

It doesn’t have to be in every game – least of all the club’s biggest ones – but offering Robby McCrorie the chance at Scottish Premiership level will offer Rangers supporters some hope in a position which is proving more troublesome by the week.

That starts with Dundee at Ibrox in the League Cup this week.

Meanwhile, one ex-Rangers star was involved in an on-pitch brawl with his new club in a six-goal thriller than saw four men sent off.