The 21-year-old holding midfield player has been sent out on-loan to English League One side Portsmouth for the 2019/20 season, with Gers manager Gerrard keen for McCrorie to gain more first-team experience south of the border.
However, many Rangers supporters were left pretty puzzled last week when tabloid stories – including a report from Football Scotland – claimed Pompey held an option in the deal to sign McCrorie in a permanent transfer next summer.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow night’s Europa League qualifier against St. Jospeh’s, Gerrard was asked about McCrorie’s situation, and was pretty emphatic:
So, there you have it – Ross McCrorie should remain a Rangers player for a ‘long time’, according to Gerrard.
But will Rangers perhaps regret letting such a talented young player leave on loan this season?