Rangers have recalled goalkeeper Robby McCrorie back from his loan spell at Queen of the South. 

The Championship side made the announcement via their official website on Tuesday afternoon, stating that the move from the Gers was unexpected.

Speaking earlier in the day at a press conference, as quoted by The Scotsman, manager Steven Gerrard said: “There is also a potential opportunity for Robby McCrorie to play in the Premiership which would be brilliant for his development.

“Robbie has done a great job at Queen of the South and they have been great for him but the opportunity to play a division above is great for his development and future potential at Rangers.”

It is understood that the Premiership side interested in the young stopper are Livingston, with Sky Sports reporting that a deal is all but complete.

The outlet even suggests that the 21-year-old could make his debut for the club on Wednesday night after joining in with a training session on Tuesday.

Is this a good move for McCrorie?

First and foremost, it will be a kick in the teeth for Queen of the South.

The club are currently pushing for promotion in the Championship, and losing a player like McCrorie halfway through their season will be a major blow.

From a selfish point of view, however, this could be the making of the lad.

He looks set for a sustained spell in the top flight, and at his age, that’s a fantastic thing.

If he can make good on this chance, and if he prove to Steven Gerrard that he is capable of competing at the highest level, then there is no reason why he can’t be a serious contender for a first team squad place next year, especially with Allan McGregor approaching the latter days of his career and Wes Foderingham talking up the possibility of a summer exit, as per the Scottish Sun. 

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