Robby McCrorie has long been tipped to become Rangers number 1 in the future.

The young keeper has impressed through the ranks at Auchenhowie and is currently third-choice at Ibrox.

(L-R) Sam Lammers of Jong Oranje, Ryan Porteous of Scotland u21, Guus Til of Jong Oranje, goalkeeper Robby Mccrorie of Scotland u21, Christopher Cadden of Scotland u21 during the EURO U21 2019 qualifying match between The Netherlands U21 and Scotland U21 at the Vijverberg stadium on September 11, 2018 in Doetinchem, The Netherlands

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With game-time unlikely this season, many fans thought he might go out on loan this month.

However, with Aidan McAdams recently heading out on loan and Wes Foderingham a potential departure any loan for McCrorie now seems unlikely.

The Scotland youth international impressed on loan at Berwick previously but has been kicking his heels so far this term.

Regular involvement with the first-team squad has also limited his minutes for Graeme Murty’s reserves.

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15th April 2018, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Cup football, semi final, Celtic versus Rangers; Rangers' Wes Foderingham roars instructions to his side

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If Foderingham is still a Rangers player come February 1st, then there’s a chance McCrorie could still go out – but it will restrict his choice of clubs.

 

A move to a Premiership club might not be likely now but any move after January 31st will only be to a lower league Scottish side.

Before anything happens with McCrorie, it seems that getting other players’ future sorted is priority.

11th November 2018, Tony Macaroni Arena, Livingston, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Livingston versus Celtic; Scott Sinclair of Celtic has his shot blocked by Liam Kelly of Livingston

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The one thing Rangers will want to avoid is a similar situation as Liam Kelly’s last summer.

Kelly decided to end his time at Ibrox and move to Livingston permanently in search of regular games.

At only 20, Robby has his whole career ahead of him but needs games to aid his development.

McCrorie seems the obvious long-term replacement for Allan McGregor – but for now he’ll have to be patient.