Rangers loanee Ross McCrorie could make his return to injury tonight for Portsmouth after returning to fitness from a hamstring injury, Pompey boss Kenny Jackett has confirmed.

McCrorie was one of a number of Pompey stars sidelines but is one of a number of players to have returned to training in recent days, alongside Tom Naylor and Sean Raggett.

PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Ross McCrorie of Portsmouth FC during the Sky Bet Leauge One match between Portsmouth and Lincoln City at Fratton Park on October 22, 2019 in Portsmouth, England.

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The Scotland under-21 star could be involved tonight when Portsmouth face Northampton Town in the Football League Trophy after Jackett revealed he was available for selection.

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“Tom and Ross were both in full training on Monday, while Sean Raggett was back towards the end of last week,” Jackett told Portsmouth’s official website.

“It would be nice to keep that squad right the way through the busy Christmas period if we possibly can.”


“All three of them are fit and available for selection, with Jack and Bryn the only guys currently unavailable.”


McCrorie limped out of a 4-1 win over Southend United at the start of last month and has missed several games while he’s been sidelined but has returned at an ideal time.

MOTHERWELL, SCOTLAND - APRIL 07: Alex Gorrin of Motherwell is challenged by Ross McCrorie of Rangers during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Motherwell and Rangers at Fir Park on April 07, 2019 in Motherwell, Scotland.

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With a hectic run of games over Christmas, McCrorie should see himself thrown straight into action after a few weeks out of action.

After a difficult start to his loan spell, McCrorie needs to really kick on and start living up to the expectations of him on the south coast and show why he deserves a spot in Steven Gerrard’s Rangers squad.

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