Rangers fans have rallied around goalkeeper Robby McCrorie as his competitive Gers debut beckons against Alashkert.
The Light Blues have travelled to Armenia ahead of their Europa League playoff second leg and they take a 1-0 aggregate advantage into the fixture.
However, the club confirmed on Tuesday night that multiple members of the group had tested positive with others identified as close contacts.
On Wednesday, neither Allan McGregor nor Jon McLaughlin were with the squad at Glasgow Airport [Sky Sports], so third-choice keeper McCrorie is set to make his competitive debut aged 23, with Kieran Wright likely to be named on the bench.
McCrorie has turned out for the first team before in friendlies and has plenty of senior experience, making 87 appearances across loan stints at Berwick Rangers, Greenock Morton, Queen of the South and Livingston.
Therefore, plenty of Bears are backing him to shine despite the high-pressure situations he’ll likely face over the coming days, with the EL playoff to be followed by an Old Firm in the league on Sunday.
Here’s a selection of supportive comments from fans on Twitter:
I’ve got complete faith in Robby McCrorie to step up in Armenia tomorrow night and in Sunday’s Old Firm Derby.
He’s a fantastic young goalkeeper and has shown his ability out on loan. This is his big chance to show what he’s all about now. pic.twitter.com/JamagPaOAW
— TII Podcast & Blog (@thisisibrox) August 25, 2021
He’ll absolutely smash it. More than enough senior games under his belt to go and dominate in this tie.
— GersGeo (@GersGeo) August 25, 2021
Robby McCrorie has enough experience from his loans to cope with playing in the next few games for us.
Also if any of the younger lads are needed tomorrow against Alashkert then I have complete faith in them to do a job for us.
— Willy (@spatestonbear2) August 25, 2021
Robby mccrorie is a superb keeper and more than capable performing well thursday and sunday 🙌🙌
— Dylan (@dylannmurrayy) August 25, 2021
Lots of faith in this lad
Been away and gained experience, it’s not as if he is an untried youngster and he clearly is highly thought of
He will be absolutely fine
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) August 25, 2021
No stranger to winning points v them pic.twitter.com/5jqAd6iknt
— Michael Black 🏴 (@michaelblack___) August 25, 2021
This is his chance I have every faith in him. Why do we have these guys at the club if they aren’t good enough the young boy will be OK and it means the defender’s and midfield will be trying harder to make sure he hasn’t a save to make.
— Bobby Russell (@BobbyRussell123) August 25, 2021