Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett has played down worries over an injury picked up by on-loan Rangers midfielder Ross McCrorie in yesterday’s friendly with Crawley.
The midfielder was forced off late on in the 2-1 win but Jackett thinks if it had been a league game he would have ran it off.
Rangers fans have high hopes for McCrorie during his loan spell at Fratton Park and Jackett is hopeful it’s just a minor injury.
“Hopefully Ross will be okay,” Jackett told the Portsmouth News.
“He seemed to get a block tackle, I am sure if it was a league game he would have run it off.”
McCrorie headed for the south coast on a season-long loan and has already won rave reviews for his impressive start – but he may now miss Tuesday night’s trip to Woking in Pompey’s final pre-season game.
After seeing Greg Docherty make a similar move to Shrewsbury last season, McCrorie can really benefit from his time away from Rangers.
The chance to play regularly for a full season and challenge for promotion should really help him grow into a top-class midfielder capable of cementing his place in the Rangers side.