Rangers loanee Ross McCrorie has made an impressive start to life at Portsmouth and Pompey boss Kenny Jackett is looking forward to seeing what the midfielder can bring to the Fratton Park side.

McCrorie shone as Pompey beat Stevenage 1-0 in a friendly and Jackett hopes he can continue in the vein that he’s started.

KILMARNOCK, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Ross McCrorie of Rangers is seen in action during the Scottish Cup 5th Round match between Kilmarnock and Rangers at Rugby Park on February 9, 2019 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

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McCrorie partnered Ben Close in central midfield and was the best player on the pitch in the typical pre-season affair – but his performance left Jackett impressed.

“I’ve got a lot of time for him and hopefully he can continue that (his performance),” Jackett told the Portsmouth News.

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“‘It’s a good start for him and he’s got great energy. I’m looking forward to seeing how he does for us.


“We’ve got to give him the space to run. He has a really good general, all-round game.”


The midfielder has a great opportunity to show Rangers what they are missing during his time on the south coast and he’s made a good start so far.

VIENNA, AUSTRIA - DECEMBER 13: Ross McCrorie of Rangers and Veton Berisha of Rapid during the UEFA Europa League match between SK Rapid Wien v Rangers at Weststadion on December 13, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

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The Gers retain a recall clause in his deal which could see him return to Ibrox in January if Gerrard feels he can make an impact.

Greg Docherty’s success at Shrewsbury last season should serve as motivation for McCrorie to impress and return to Ibrox with a new lease of life.


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