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.

5th May 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Hibernian; Ross McCrorie of Rangers puts on keepers jersey after Allan McGregor of Rangers is sent off for a foul on McNulty of Hibs

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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.

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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“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.

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

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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.

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