Rangers-linked midfielder Lewis Ferguson has raved about Gers loanee Ross McCrorie after his switch to Aberdeen and insists the versatile 22-year-old is a “top player.”

McCrorie swapped Ibrox for Pittodrie this summer and has made an impressive start in the Granite City, with Ferguson delighted at the partnership they have developed in midfield.

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The pair have played together for Scotland under-21s and in the Rangers Academy and the Aberdeen midfielder thinks that has helped them click in the middle of the park for Derek McInnes’ side.

“Ross is a top player and I have known him for a long time,” Ferguson told the Evening Express.

“I have played with Ross with the Scotland U21’s for the last couple of years and when I played pro-youth level with Rangers he was a year older than me but we still played together.


“We have played alongside each other since we were young and both know what the other is like on and off the pitch. That definitely made it easier to forge a partnership with him.”

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McCrorie scored his first goal for the Dons in the weekend win over Kilmarnock and will have a key role to play tonight when they face Viking Stavanger in the Europa League.

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The versatile star will make his move north permanent in the summer but he may not get to continue his partnership with Ferguson for too much longer.

With Ferguson regularly mentioned as a potential signing for Rangers, they could end up on opposing sides sooner rather than later.

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