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Opinion: Glasgow Rangers man caught in limbo, but he should stay put

Ross McCrorie of Glasgow Rangers was granted permission by Steven Gerrard to be loaned to Portsmouth for season 2019-20.

The all-action midfielder seized the opportunity to play first-team football in League One, and his gamble to move to Fratton Park proved a success.

It’s expected that the League One season will be called off, due to the Covid-19 virus and the lack of income from non-watching fans.

The Premier League and Championship start back next week, but there’s been no final agreement on how Portsmouth’s campaign should end.

This situation is holding Rangers man McCrorie in limbo as the Pompey have to wait a little longer to discover their fate.

If they can’t resume their season, it would leave the Fratton Park club facing a play-off against Oxford, Fleetwood and Wycombe.

It’s not yet clear when that will be, and McCrorie’s season-long loan from Rangers expires on June 30.

While Pompey are keen to extend his contract, Rangers’ season resumes on the 1st of August, and McCrorie might be required for Gerrard’s squad.

Manager Kenny Jackett told The News : “There are individual situations but we are planning and working with them to be here if possible.

“That is what they want as well. Ross McCrorie is back in Portsmouth and he wants to be involved with us if he can.

“It’s hard to phone people up if you can’t tell them what period they are actually needed for.

“Everybody can see that but we will see and try to make the right decisions with our players going forward.”

In my opinion, McCrorie will achieve more playing down in the south coast in competitive vital games, rather than back in Glasgow training.

Of course, there is always the chance the Rangers player gets injured in the games and misses the start of the SPFL season.

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