Hibs defender Ryan Porteous thinks landing wantaway Rangers star Ross McCrorie would be “brilliant” for the Easter Road side and is confident that they would be getting a “really, really good player.”

Rangers and Hibs have been in talks over a move and the Hibs ace can’t speak highly enough of his Scotland under-21 team-mate.

PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Ross McCrorie of Portsmouth FC during the Sky Bet Leauge One match between Portsmouth and Lincoln City at Fratton Park on October 22, 2019 in Portsmouth, England. Rangers

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McCrorie’s Ibrox career has stalled under Steven Gerrard in recent seasons but Porteous thinks Jack Ross’ side would be getting a good role model and professional in the versatile McCrorie – who Gerrard once tagged as a future Rangers captain.

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“If we could get a player of that calibre to come here it’d be brilliant,” Porteous said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“Obviously I don’t have a say in that but he’s a really, really good player.

 

“He’s a good role model and a good professional. He takes care of himself really well and looks after the boys. He doesn’t really care about where he plays either. He just gets on with it.

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“He’s captain of Scotland Under 21s and a really good player. He can play in a lot of different positions and is a player I really enjoy playing with.”

McCrorie’s looming exit seems very much at odds with Gerrard’s previous comments on the player and it is hard not to feel he’s had a bit of a raw deal recently.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Ryan Porteous of Hibernian FC celebrates after scoring Hibernian's Second goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Hibernian and Dundee at Easter Road on November 24, 2018 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Rangers

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The chance to go play regularly will be a big boost for him though and give him the chance to kick on and show his undoubted potential.

Hopefully, Rangers retain some sort of buy-back option as there’s every chance he’ll make the Gers regret allowing him to move on without much of a fight to keep him.

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