Rangers keeper Robby McCrorie will spend the season on loan with Livingston but the West Lothian side’s season got off to a disappointing start with 1-0 defeat by St. Mirren.

McCrorie finished last term at the Tony Macaroni Arena, putting in a number of impressive performances for Gary Holt’s side before making a return this season as Gers boss Steven Gerrard looks to get him regular game time.

DOETINCHEM, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 11: Goalkeeper, Robby McCrorie of Rangers in action during the UEFA European Under-21 Championship group 4 qualifying match between Netherlands and Scotland at Stadion De Vijverberg on September 11, 2018 in Doetinchem, Netherlands.

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The Scotland under-21 international lined up opposite former Gers team-mate Jak Alnwick but had little to do for long spells in the game, despite his side coming out on the end of a 1-0 defeat.

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St. Mirren’s goal was a fantastic header by debutant Richard Tait which McCrorie had little chance at stopping but looked confident throughout the game.

 

Despite his young age, McCrorie was very vocal and had no hesitation in barking orders at more senior players after starting the campaign as Livi’s number one.

It was a scrappy game for both sides but the young Rangers keeper looked confident when called upon, although his kicking was a bit wayward at times.

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Rangers (L-R) Sam Lammers of Jong Oranje, Ryan Porteous of Scotland u21, Guus Til of Jong Oranje, goalkeeper Robby Mccrorie of Scotland u21, Christopher Cadden of Scotland u21 during the EURO U21 2019 qualifying match between The Netherlands U21 and Scotland U21 at the Vijverberg stadium on September 11, 2018 in Doetinchem, The Netherlands

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There’s obviously still a fair way to go before he’s considered as a replacement for Allan McGregor but he’s making all the right moves so far.

An impressive season at Livi could really help the young keeper take that next step and finally experience first-team football as a Rangers player.

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