Rangers fans have expressed their delight on social media after Robby McCrorie secured a loan move to Livingston.
The 22-year-old goalkeeper has come up through the ranks and is highly thought of at Ibrox but isn’t quite ready to take the no.1 jersey from Alan McGregor.
The Scotland youth international has been building up experience out on loan over the past few seasons and the signing of Jon McLaughlin from Sunderland last month as a no.2 has granted him the opportunity to head elsewhere once again.
The club confirmed on Thursday afternoon that he has joined Livingston on loan for 2020/21.
While a recall option has been included in case circumstances change by January, the intention is clearly to allow the youngster the opportunity to play week in week out across a full top-flight season.
There has been a clear plan behind McCrorie’s loan spells thus far with him working his way up from Berwick Rangers to stints in the Championship with Greenock Morton and Queen of the South before a brief shot at the Premiership over the second half of the curtailed 2019/20 season.
After impressing during his eight appearances for Gary Holt’s side last term, plenty of Bears are delighted that he is going back to gain more experience.
Many young players head out on loan without much prospect of coming back to feature for the first-team, but it’s clear that a lot of supporters see a big future for McCrorie at Rangers.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
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— Steely (@OhItsSteely) July 9, 2020
Great move for everyone
— peter kelman (@aberlourbear) July 9, 2020
Loving our loan strategy.
— StevieGsBlueandWhiteArmy (@VaticanRSC) July 9, 2020
Class move for him 😍
— CJ (@Cjnovo992) July 9, 2020
Brilliant news, spl experience for our future number 1. Good luck Robbie
— 🇬🇧Scott 🔴⚪💙⚒🇬🇧 (@scottGH1207) July 9, 2020
Good luck @RobbyMcCrorie1 great to get regular 1st team football in the prem then hopefully come back as number one next season 💙🇬🇧
— Peter Adam (@petera1872) July 9, 2020
Building up experience for the starring role in future . Keep at it Robby 👍
— CHARLIE MURDOCH 🇬🇧🏴 ❤ (@murdoch_charles) July 9, 2020
Could be making the Scotland squad as the first choice at Livingston, potentially number 1 for Scotland, but certainly in the 3 depending on the form of the others. Good luck Robby!!
— Rob Cameron (@robcameron23) July 9, 2020
All the very best Robby, new contract provides security but the loan deal is a huge part of the learning curve as you continue the path to being our number 1.
— Aonachas_DFW (@Aonachas_DFW) July 9, 2020