Portsmouth are interested in making Rangers loanee Ross McCrorie’s move to the south coast permanent, according to a report.

According to the Scottish Mail on Sunday (29/03, back page), Pompey are keen to keep McCrorie at Fratton Park after being impressed with him on loan this season.

PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal takes on Ross McCrorie of Portsmouth during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Portsmouth and Arsenal at Fratton Park on March 02, 2020 in Portsmouth, England.

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McCrorie is one of five Portsmouth players who have tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently self-isolating.

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The versatile star has played in a variety of positions for both Rangers and Portsmouth, fiding himself used most often recently at right-back.

It seems unlikely that Steven Gerrard would be willing to let McCrorie move permanently after hinting he could captain the club in the future.

 

Since moving to Portsmouth, McCrorie has made 15 appearances for Kenny Jackett’s side but a combination of injury and suspension have disrupted his time there.

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 29: Ross McCrorie and Scott Arfield of Rangers celebrates at the final whistle as Rangers beat Celtic 1-0 during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The uncertainty over when football will return won’t help matters as it will make it difficult for either club to plan to any real degree.

McCrorie and twin brother Robby have looked destined to be set to star together in the first-team at Rangers for years now but if Portsmouth get their way then it might never end up happening.

 

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