22 y.o continues outstanding form since leaving Rangers with big youth int'l strike
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Ross McCrorie continues outstanding form since Rangers departure with Scotland U21 goal

Ross McCrorie continued his outstanding run of form since leaving Rangers by scoring for Scotland U21s in an important win over the Czech Republic.

McCrorie left Ibrox to sign for Aberdeen on loan in August in a deal which will become permanent at the end of the season [BBC Sport].

Scotland U21 captain Ross McCrorie left Rangers for Aberdeen in August. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Gers academy graduate was searching for regular playing time and he’s certainly made the most of it so far.

He scored for the Dons in Premiership and Europa League Qualifier victories over Kilmarnock and Viking FK respectively, and he has earned a spot in the SPFL Team of the Week on multiple occasions.

His form at club level has led to his first-ever senior international call-up for the upcoming Nations League clashes against Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

However, he first had a big assignment as Scotland U21 skipper in a 2021 UEFA European Championship qualifier against the Czech Republic to attend to in Edinburgh on Friday night.

There’s only one automatic qualification spot from each group and the Czechs came into the game with a four-point lead at the top of Group D.

McCrorie is experienced at youth international level. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Yet, the Scotland players certainly weren’t intimidated and they secured a well-deserved 2-0 win at Tynecastle.

Stade de Reims forward, Fraser Hornby, gave Scotland the lead in the 25th minute after being set up by Gers full-back Nathan Patterson and then McCrorie made the points safe ten minutes from time with his first Scotland U21 goal.

The midfielder latched onto a Hornby backheel and sent a shot into the bottom left corner from the right side of the area, much to the delight of his teammates.

The 22-year-old continues to impress following his departure from Rangers as he benefits from an injury-free period and a consistent run of games.

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