Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield has singled out Ross McCrorie as the “best in the league” in his role after another impressive performance in the 0-0 draw with Kilmarnock.

McCrorie was the Gers’ best player at Rugby Park and the 20-year-old has put in a string of impressive showings in recent months.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 29: Andrew Halliday of Rangers and Scott Arfield of Rangers celebrates at full time during the Ladbrookes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Arfield insists there’s nobody better at “putting out fires” as the Gers looks to push on and challenge Celtic.

“He’s been terrific and I don’t think there is anyone better in the league for what he gives to the team,” Arfield said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“He’s about putting out fires, getting the ball back and giving it to different players. For me, he is the best in the league at it.

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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“He is the sort of player who puts his body in there, even in training. He never wants to miss a minute.”

McCrorie made his 51st senior appearance for the Light Blues in the Scottish Cup clash with Killie.

 

The homegrown ace looks to have finally established himself in Steven Gerrard’s side after a spell on the fringes.

With serious competition for places at Ibrox, McCrorie has hit form at the perfect time.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 29: Ross McCrorie and Scott Arfield of Rangers celebrates at the final whistle as Rangers beat Celtic 1-0 during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The arrival of Glen Kamara and Matt Polster will give Gerrard more options but McCrorie deserves his place.

Ahead of  Alex McLeish naming his Scotland squad to face Kazakhstan and San Marino, McCrorie could come into contention for the national squad.

It would be the perfect reward for McCrorie’s performance and help him reach that next level.

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