Rangers midfielder Ross McCrorie won’t be leaving the club on loan this January despite interest from English Championship clubs such as Swansea City.
It was reported at the start of the month that the Welsh side were interested in bringing the midfield prospect down south to give him first-team football that could help his development.
However, the player himself is intent on fighting for his place in Steven Gerrard’s starting eleven.
As quoted by The Daily Record, the 20-year-old said of his situation: “I want to stay here and fight for my place, especially after beating Celtic.”
It’s to McCrorie’s credit that he has the determination to break into the Rangers team and play consistently, risking potentially sitting on the bench for the majority of the second half of the season.
He was trusted to start the weekend’s match against Livingston and excelled throughout the 3-0 win, showing he has the defensive qualities to break up play and recycle the ball into the feet of more attacking players.
With Steven Davis, Scott Arfield and Ryan Jack all at the club, with Graham Dorrans to return, competition is fierce at Ibrox, but clearly the youngster prefers life at Ibrox, even if he will not play every match.
Personally, I am hoping Gerrard turns to him more over the next few months.