Rangers loanee earns rave reviews as he fights for his place under new boss
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Rangers loanee earns rave reviews as he fights for his place under new boss

Livingston manager David Martindale expects Rangers loanee Robby McCrorie to see out the season at the Tony Macaroni Arena – despite his lack of game-time for the West Lothian side recently.

McCrorie started the campaign as Livi’s number one but lost his place to Max Stryjek in October and hasn’t featured since as they have gone on an eleven-game unbeaten run.

Martindale has been impressed with McCrorie (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Despite not getting game-time, Martindale was full of praise for the Scotland under-21 star, insisting he has been “brilliant about the place” as he works to get his way back into the team.

“Would I expect Robby to see out the season here? Yes,” Martindale said [Scottish Sun]

“I’d expect him to be here and fight for his place and keep pushing Max. I feel for Robby a bit. Our form wasn’t great at the start of the season.

“We were giving goals away and they weren’t to do with him. He maybe had a hand in a couple of them but he was really unlucky. As a unit we weren’t defending very well. We have been rectifying those mistakes and he hasn’t had the benefit of playing with those boys in front of him.

“Robby was coming back into the team as Max had Covid and then he returned from Scotland Under-21 duty and he had Covid. That’s why we had to play Gary Maley in the Betfred Cup games as we had two keepers missing.

“This is the other side of football that Robby has to deal with if he is going to be a Rangers keeper.

“You have to fight for your jersey every week and the competition is really strong. Robby has been brilliant about the place, he’s working hard.”

McCrorie made 10 appearances at the start of the campaign and even won a call-up to the senior Scotland squad before losing his place to Stryjek.

McCrorie training with the Scotland squad in August (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Despite his recent inaction, at only 22 he still has plenty of time ahead of him to show just how good he is – and why he deserves the number one jersey at Ibrox.

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