Rangers midfielder Ross McCrorie has admitted that he had a “good laugh” with twin brother Robby after he was forced to go in goal against Hibs earlier this year.
With Robby a goalkeeper on the Gers books, Ross incredibly made a competitive first-team appearance between the sticks first but insists Robby beat him to the punch after being involved in the Helsinki friendly in January.
McCrorie admitted there weren’t many players willing to go in goal following Allan McGregor’s red card – and joked he’d been “useless” when he’d taken the gloves previously in a trial game.
“I played there before in a trial game. One of the coaches didn’t have a keeper and I was watching so he asked if I wanted to go in the nets. I tried it for a laugh, but I was useless,” McCrorie told The Herald.
“I think Jacko (Ryan Jack) wanted to go for it but there weren’t many of them forthcoming! I had a good laugh about it with Robby.
“Robby played in the Helsinki game so I wasn’t the first one to do it. It was just one of those things. It happens.”
McGregor’s red card ended up keeping him out for the remainder of the season – and will see him miss the new season’s opener after picking up a lengthy ban.
That could see Robby handed his competitive Rangers debut after seeing Ross excel in the first-team since making the step up.
With Gerrard’s side due to report back for pre-season training next week, the new campaign is already looming – and it can come quick enough.