These are exciting times for Ross McCrorie.

In an ideal world, the 21-year-old midfielder would doubtless have liked to have been turning out at Ibrox yesterday against Derby. However, circumstances have dictated that he is better off elsewhere this season.

McCrorie made 20 league appearances last season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He sealed a loan move to Portsmouth earlier this month and now, competitive action is finally on the horizon. With it, comes the opportunity to show exactly what he’s made of.

The blue nose played 88 mins for his adopted side on Saturday, in a 2-1 win at Crawley Town. That represented Pompey’s final proper run out ahead of their EFL League One campaign, which kicks off against Shrewsbury this weekend.

Following this final warm-up fixture, McCrorie took to Twitter with a message for the fans.

Subscribe

Perhaps unsurprisingly, it was largely well-wishing Bears who responded.

 

Rangers fans support McCrorie

As a product of the youth academy, McCrorie was always likely to be popular after breaking into the Rangers first team. These responses prove just how highly he’s rated by some of the supporters.

He didn’t do much wrong last season. Now, though, with the prospect of a 40-50 game EFL campaign, he has the chance to take his game to the next level.

Greg Docherty has shown that if apply yourself and stand out whilst on loan, it can do wonders for your reputation back at Ibrox.

Docherty made 50 appearances and earned the Player of the Year award at Shrewsbury. (Photo by James Baylis – AMA/Getty Images)

McCrorie is playing in the same league and will no doubt be looking to make a similar impression. We’ll be keeping a close eye on him as the season unfolds, so make sure to check back here for updates on his progress.

Have something to tell us about this article?