Aberdeen star Ross McCrorie will be out to prove a point to Steven Gerrard when the Dons travel to Glasgow to take on Rangers on Wednesday.

McCrorie came up through the youth system at Ibrox and made his senior debut in September 2017.

Ross McCrorie in action for Rangers against Motherwell in April 2019. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Initially deployed in defence, Gerrard saw him as more of a midfielder and used him regularly during his first season in charge.

The now 23-year-old made 31 appearances across all competitions and the manager even labelled the then fan favourite a potential future captain [Inside Futbol].

However, he soon slipped down the pecking order and after a mixed loan spell at Portsmouth the following season – during which he mainly played right-back – he was offloaded.

Aberdeen snapped up the former Scotland U21s skipper in the summer of 2020 on loan with an obligation to buy and the move became permanent in January as part of the deal that took Scott Wright the other way.

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The Aberdeen star will have a point to prove to Gerrard as he faces Rangers for the first time. (Photo by Andrew Halseid-Budd/Getty Images)

McCrorie quickly established himself as a key player at Pittodrie and he made his 50th Dons appearance in a 1-0 win over Hibernian at the weekend as a makeshift left-back.


Wednesday evening’s match at Ibrox will be the first time he’s come up against his old club, though, and he’ll be hoping to make a big contribution.

With a senior Scotland cap still proving elusive, he hasn’t quite kicked on as he would have liked at Aberdeen.

Yet, he still has time to prove Gerrard wrong for not showing more faith in him at Ibrox.

Meanwhile, an outstanding international is surely set to return to the Rangers lineup against the Dons.

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