Rangers keeper Robby McCrorie made his return to action for Livingston yesterday after a lengthy stint on the sidelines, but Livi boss David Martindale has hinted he could also get his chance in next week’s League Cup final against St. Johnstone.
McCrorie has had to bide his time after poor form cost him his place in the starting XI having started the season as number one under former Livi boss Gary Holt.
After coming back into the side for the 1-1 draw away to St. Mirren yesterday, Martindale was full of praise for the Rangers loanee following his performance in Paisley.
“I’ve said since day one I have two No.1s at the club. We never had a great start to the season collectively and Robby took a lot of the brunt for that which was unfair,” Martindale said [Not The Old Firm].
“Max has come in and played really well in that 14-game unbeaten run. I just felt Robby deserved an opportunity and he did extremely well today.”
The chance to play in a national cup final is an excellent opportunity for McCrorie to show just how good he is and prove he deserves a place at Rangers long-term.
Livi will take on St. Johnstone in the Hampden final and McCrorie could get his hands on a winner’s medal if the West Lothian side lift the trophy – but fellow Ibrox loanee Glenn Middleton will be cup-tied after completing his switch to McDiarmid Park last month.
Rangers take on Dundee United at Ibrox on Sunday. Check out our Predicted XI here and our Preview Video over on the Rangers News YouTube Channel.