By Joe Ellis

21st Sep, 2022 | 8:40pm

Rangers goalkeeper Robby McCrorie in play or leave conundrum

The goalkeeper situation at Rangers does not have any easy fix by any stretch of the imagination but there is an avenue still unexplored.

Jon McLaughlin and Allan McGregor have both had their chance in between the sticks and neither have made the number one shirt their own so now is the time to try something new.

Robby McCrorie has been waiting extremely patiently for his chance to keep goal at Ibrox and it has really hurt his Scotland National Team chances consequently.

“I know he is not in an ideal situation where he is not getting game time, but I know he is working with good goalkeepers and worked on at Rangers,” Scotland manager Steve Clarke said, as quoted by the Daily Record. “Even though he is not getting the matches, he is improving as a goalkeeper.”

Since joining the club in 2017, he has made just two appearances which is more than half of the number of loan moves he has made (five) to Berwick Rangers, Greenock Morton, Queen of the South and Livingston (twice).

He was capped at every youth level in Scotland so he must be a talented young goalkeeper but Giovanni van Bronckhorst is not giving him any opportunities.

McLaughlin and McGregor are both not good enough to be the Rangers number one and have proven so in a lot of games but McCrorie could be.

van Bronckhorst will never know if he doesn’t pay him in a few games in a row and it looks likely that he will just go into the transfer market to find a replacement.

If the 24-year-old does not get game time soon, he should be doing everything in his power to leave the club in January and properly kickstart his career.

In other Rangers news, one of the club’s best youngsters is back on the grass after injury and it could not come at a better time for the manager.