Rangers legend Barry Ferguson thinks Ross McCrorie did the “right thing for his career” by leaving Ibrox over the summer as he hailed the 22-year-old’s “exceptional” form this season.

McCrorie has been one of the best signings in the Premiership this summer and earned his maiden senior Scotland call-up yesterday after scoring for the under-21s at Tynecastle last night.

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With the possibility of a first Scotland cap this week, Fergie believes it would’ve been easier to sit on the bench at Ibrox as he applauded McCrorie for doing things “the right way.”

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“He’s been fantastic,” Ferguson told the Go Radio Football Show.

“He did the right thing for his career. He’s took the hop and went to Aberdeen.

“It would have been easier for the young kid to stay at Rangers and maybe play the odd game here or there.

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“He’s done it the right way. He’s gone to get the experience of playing week in, week out under a good manager in Derek McInnes.

“I think his form has been exceptional. He has been a standout.”

McCrorie’s move to Aberdeen will become permanent next summer and see the player Steven Gerrard once branded as a future Rangers captain allowed to move on.

It wouldn’t be a surprise at all if McCrorie maintains his impressive form for the majority of the season after moving to Pittodrie and showing the Gers exactly what they’ll miss.

After spending months chasing a midfielder with an eye for goal and who is strong in the tackle, we might just have had him at Ibrox all along.

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