By Pranav Shahaney

30th Aug, 2021 | 6:15am

Chris Sutton blown away by Robby McCrorie save vs Celtic

Third-choice Rangers goalkeeper Robby McCrorie’s save at the end of the derby against Celtic impressed Chris Sutton.

Gers managed to win the first Old Firm derby of the season courtesy of Filip Helander’s second half strike.

While a number of players on both sides failed to put in their best performances, one who impressed Sutton was the Gers keeper.

Due to a Covid-19 outbreak, the defending champions were without their first two keepers, but McCrorie stepped up and kept a clean sheet against their arch rivals.

Discussing the game live on air with a caller, Sutton gave credit where credit’s due and said, via The Scottish Sun, “I’ve got to say, a good save from McCrorie at the end. He had a brilliant save.”

What a win

Rangers fans would surely have feared for the worst after reading news of the outbreak within the camp.

It affected a number of players, including the manager, in what was their most important week of the season.

To make matters worse, Nathan Patterson was ruled out a day before kick-off, ensuring that the team did not have their top two goalkeepers, their two right-backs or their manager.

However, that did not stop them from getting the job done and 23-year-old McCrorie stepped up to the occasion to make crucial saves, most importantly at the end, to win three points for his side.

Celtic had three shots on target and all were saved by the Scotland U-21 international.

He looked unfazed in goal and calm with the ball at his feet and it was refreshing to see a relatively inexperienced player playing with that kind of confidence.

Gers are now up to third and have now created a three-point cushion between themselves and Celtic.

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