By Jason Jones

9th Oct, 2020 | 7:30pm

Barry Ferguson: ‘Standout' ex-Rangers talent 'did the right thing' by leaving Ibrox this summer

Barry Ferguson has claimed that Ross McCrorie “did the right thing” for his career by leaving Rangers over the summer. 

The midfielder completed a move from Ibrox to Aberdeen in an effort to secure regular senior football, and has been rewarded for his impressive start to the season with a first call-up for Scotland.

And Ferguson has argued that his decision to depart from his boyhood club has been entirely vindicated already.

Speaking on the Go Radio Football Show, he said: “He’s been fantastic.

“He did the right thing for his career. He’s took the hop and went to Aberdeen. It would have been easier for the young kid to stay at Rangers and maybe play the odd game here or there.

“He’s done it the right way. He’s gone to get the experience of playing week in, week out under a good manager in Derek McInnes.

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“I think his form has been exceptional. He has been a standout.”

Should Rangers have let McCrorie go?

At the time, it felt like an odd decision to allow such a promising young player leave on a free transfer, and that feeling has only intensified since he started pulling up trees at Pittodrie.

So far this season the former Rangers man has a higher dribble completion percentage and a higher duel win ratio than Glen Kamara, as per Wyscout, and his passing, shot accuracy, and total action success rate have all improved on his personal stats from last season.

This is a young player who is getting better and better week by week, and while we would all love to see him go to the very top, it would certainly be a bittersweet feeling for the Gers if he achieved that success elsewhere.

In other Rangers news, ‘Perfect’ – Barnes claims player reportedly wanted by Rangers could stop Celtic 10-in-a-row.