Rangers star brands Aberdeen rival “dafty” in social media message
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Rangers star brands Aberdeen rival “dafty” in social media message

Rangers star Robby McCrorie and twin brother Ross came through the youth ranks at Ibrox together but now sit in opposite camps at Rangers and Aberdeen.

Goalkeeping prospect Robby and defensive midfielder Ross, both 23, have had differing fortunes so far in their Rangers careers with Ross earning more minutes but Robby earning a longer-term deal.

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With big things expected of both players earlier in their careers, it is Robby who remains on the books at Rangers and the McCrorie most likely to make the grade at Ibrox in the years to come.

But that doesn’t mean that brother Ross hasn’t been without his own hype, the outfield McCrorie branded the “future” of club and country by ex-manager Pedro Caixinha and a “potential future captain” of Rangers by the man who succeeded him, Steven Gerrard.

However, since last season it is the red of Aberdeen that Ross McCrorie has been turning out in and after an initial loan move the midfielder has moved to Pittodrie permanently, shattering those lofty expectations.

Now, the defensive midfielder/centre-back has signed a new deal with the Dons that sees him commit to the club until 2026.

This was then followed by brother Robby messaging him on Twitter branding him a “dafty” and congratulating his twin the only way a brother can.

Blood is thicker than water and whilst both players sit either side of the Rangers v Aberdeen divide it clearly won’t stop them revelling in each other’s success.

Speaking after signing the deal, Ross McCrorie claims he is delighted to be committing to Aberdeen for another two years.

“It has been an eventful year and a half, but I have enjoyed it. I have loved playing for the Club, I get on well with all the staff and everyone at Pittodrie and Cormack Park,” said McCrorie [AFC].

“I came up here with the aim of trying to play as many games as possible, and I think I have played almost every game I have been available for.

“I feel that I have developed as a player on the pitch and as a person off it. My game has gone to a new level, and I must thank the Club for helping me get there. It is all about pushing Aberdeen forward now.”

Meanwhile, a BBC journalist has criticised calls from the tabloid media to see a Rangers midfielder retrospectively banned.