By Jack Cunningham

25th Aug, 2021 | 6:10pm

Rangers man Robby McCrorie in line to make his debut on Thursday

Rangers goalkeeper Robby McCrorie is in line to make his long-awaited first-team debut on Thursday in the Europa League, according to The Athletic.

They claim that because of an outbreak of the pandemic, the Gers are set to be without a number of first-team players and Steven Gerrard for the second leg of their Europa League tie against Alashkert.

Allan McGregor and John McLaughlin are two of the players who will miss that match, handing McCrorie his big opportunity in the Gers’ first team.

Huge chance for McCrorie.

The 23-year-old has been in the Gers’ academy for years but has never made a first-team appearance for the club.

Instead, he has spent time out on loan with the likes of Livingston and Queen of the South and has racked up 89 senior club appearances.

So, he should be ready to play for the Gers in this Europa League clash, and he has plenty of experience in senior football.

However, this is still a huge moment for McCrorie, and we hope that he does well in place of McGregor.

McCrorie has been described as “excellent” by former Livingston boss Gary Holt, so now is his chance to shine and hopefully help the Gers through to the next round of the Europa League [the Scottish Sun].

In other Rangers news, the Gers could face a late transfer raid for one of their stars.