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Opinion: Glasgow Rangers man should leave Ibrox on loan, best for all parties

Ex-Glasgow Rangers and Scotland goalkeeper Jim Stewart has told young goalkeeper Robbie McCrorie to consider his options at Ibrox.

The youth-team product is still signed to the Gers and in January was loaned out to Livingston until the end of the season, where he did exceptionally well.

Unfortunately, the season was cut short for 22 year-old Rangers man, who was excelling.

Gers boss Steven Gerrard knew the opportunity for McCrorie to move to Livingston suited all parties.

Livingston surprised everybody by finishing an astonishing fifth in the table ahead of many higher rated and established sides. 

If Livi want McCrorie back, then the stopper and Gerrard have a big decision to make with Allan McGregor quite rightly still the No. 1.

If McCrorie decides to stay at Ibrox, he won’t want to sit on the bench hoping that his friend McGregor gets injured or loses form.

Rangers are investing in the club’s youth infrastructure and there a number of young stars that are pushing to get recognised in the first-team squad.

However, with little room for error as the Gers look to win silverware in 2020-21, the likelihood is that McCrorie would be better served heading back to Livingston and receiving the chance to play regularly.

McGregor is still at the top of his game and a key man for Rangers, but with the veteran now 38 years old, the young understudy may well get his chance in 2021-22.

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