Rangers midfielder Ross McCrorie has opened up on his loan move to Portsmouth and admitted that the south coast club was the “right fit” after being warned he’d struggle for regular games at Ibrox.

The Scotland under-21 captain joined Pompey on a season-long loan and thinks it is a “great move for all parties.”

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 midfielder had several clubs interested in signing him but the chance to join Pompey “stood out” for the homegrown Rangers ace.

“I’m really happy with the move and I’m joining a big club who want to progress to the Championship. It’s a great move for all parties,” McCrorie said, as quoted by the Portsmouth News.

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“I became aware of the interest a couple of weeks ago along with a lot of other clubs.

“Pompey was the one which stood out to me, though, after speaking to the manager.



“Sunderland came in for me and wanted me to sign, but I just felt that Pompey was the right fit.

“Sunderland came in when I was about to do a medical. They tried to sweep in and get things sorted, but I thought Pompey was the best fit.”

McCrorie made 30 appearances for Rangers last season and fans weren’t too pleased to learn of his exit, following reports Portsmouth had an option to buy inserted.

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

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That’s not been confirmed by either side and, hopefully, it isn’t true or Rangers have made a big mistake.

After seeing Greg Docherty rip it up for Shrewsbury in League One last season, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see McCrorie do the exact same at Fratton Park.


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