If he has what it takes the loan deal and the game time that should come with it will only improve the player.Favourite of mine,really don't want to lose him,content he has this loan deal but want him back in a year, always more confident when his name in our starting 11
“Some personal leave”. Went to the twelfth celebrations!Ross McCrorie is already making a positive impression at Portsmouth
Rangers midfielder Ross McCrorie is already winning over his manager on loan at Portsmouth.
Speaking to local paper The News, Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett has admitted he is already a fan of Rangers midfielder Ross McCrorie, despite the player only signing for the club earlier this month.
The Ibrox prospect made the switch to the English League One side on July 5th and less than two weeks later is making quite the impression.
McCrorie played for Pompey in their 11-0 thrashing of UCD in Ireland last week and, after some personal leave, is in line to feature during this weekend's friendly against Stevenage.
Jackett is delighted with what he has seen of the Gers youngster, telling The News: "I’ve been impressed with Ross early on, it’s exciting to see him play, he’s a player that gives us good options.
"Ross gives you a little bit of everything in midfield, he’s a very, very good all-round midfield player.
"We do think he can develop in terms of his forward play, not just holding, he has the athleticism and power to get forward and get on the end of things."
Expected to play as part of a 4-2-3-1 formation during his time on loan at the club, it is clear that McCrorie could broaden his horizons and return to Ibrox a more accomplished player.
That Jackett is such a fan of his abilities already is a good sign. There will be nothing better for the Scotland U21 international than playing regularly under a manager who believes in him.
If the Portsmouth boss can also add a bit of attacking ambition to his game then that could be great for Rangers.
Competition for places will also be strong, with The News stating that McCrorie will be competing with three others for a spot in central midfield.
Early signs suggest this could be a loan move that benefits all parties; now it is on the 21-year-old to prove he can make the most of the situation.
He’s playing the long game in many areas. And it’s great to see.Playing regularly for Portsmouth this year will help his development far more than sitting on our bench and maybe getting 15 games. Stevie G is playing the long game here and knows he will get back a far more accomplished player.
Ask Greg Docherty.
He wants to play 50 games, that will be massive for his development. The manager agrees and will fully expect a far better player next Summer. Gerrard rates him so highly, he's sacrificed having a reduced Europa squad and risked upsetting/losing senior pros i.e Candeais due to the development he sees Ross getting down South
Getting regular game time at a semi decent level will help refine him as a player. We all know Docherty was a better player than Shrewsbury Town level but he's undoubtedly improved as a player.
It’s a dog shit league, full of similar types.Can only be a good thing for big McCrorie going there on loan and playing against actual footballers rather than against the talentless headless chickens in the Scottish league that prefer running about trying to snap your leg.
At least most of the teams in that league would'nt get tanked by a Welsh diddy team. He also wont need to play 20 odd games on a stupid plastic pitch. I think it will benefit him just playing regular football every week alone.It’s a dog shit league, full of similar types.
You can’t really say ‘apart from’ game time when it’s the most important aspect of a loan.
He is far too good for that level.
He was holding his own against the beggars 6 months ago.
I don’t really get these comments. I know it’s just your opinions lads, but we constantly hear that McCrorie’s distribution is poor and he needs to develop, then he gets the chance and people are moaning. It’s up to him to prove he’s better than the players down there, I think it’s a bit disrespectful to a he’s miles better than the players down there. He’ll go down there and grow as a player and a person and come back banging down the gaffers door.
When you read the comments from their manager he believes he can improve him as a player. He knows his defensive qualities but thinks, quite rightly, that McCrorie should be offering more up the park given his attributes. The club obviously believe he can improve him as Shrewsbury Improved Docherty.
To me he will be better for the loan. He will no doubt go through dips in form playing nearly every game (hopefully) and will learn how to manage that. Hopefully will be a more rounded player at the end of the loan.
50 games being the main man, having your manager, fans, teammates all look at you to lead and drive and win games...not much benefit mate! The expectations will hold him in good stead next year
And, on the basis that Aribo is ‘decent’, a few who are quite handy as well.Yep.
I’m sure he’d be the first to say, it’s a poor league, with some shite players.
Our manager said he is not a centre half.I like Mcrorie but wonder what the long term plan is for him for us
We don’t need a destroyer type midfielder so if he wants minutes in our midfield he will need to improve massively on the ball
Or maybe centre half is long term?