Robby McCrorie has committed is his future to Rangers by signing a new three-year contract at the club, Chris Jack reports in the Glasgow Evening Times.
The goalkeeper, 24, was in the final months of his previous deal and looked to be heading towards an Ibrox exit, but now reportedly has his eyes set on the number one spot.
The Gers didn’t want to lose “one of their brightest talents” for nothing in the summer and so “positive discussions” have resulted in him extending his stay with the club until 2025.
McCrorie is currently third choice for Giovanni van Bronckhorst behind Allan McGregor and Jon McLaughlin, and has made only two senior appearances for the Light Blues.
But he has been called up to the senior Scotland squad under Steve Clarke after loan moves to Berwick Rangers, Greenock Morton, Queen of the South, and Livingston, which has given him first team experience across the Scottish pyramid.
A lot of the focus this season has been on the manager’s decision to leave 40-year-old McGregor on the bench for the opening weeks after the veteran decided not to retire over the summer.
He has now won back the starting position from McLaughlin and backed it up with some outstanding performances in the Champions League.
But he will not be playing at Ibrox long-term, and with the deputy himself 35 it won’t be a great deal of time until a younger option is elevated.
McCrorie now looks to be that man after the latest development, and having made repeated steps up through the divisions with his loan moves over recent years he looks not far off being ready to reach his desired goal in Glasgow.
At the very least, if the club don’t view him as a first-team option in the near future they have prevented a potentially valuable asset from leaving for free, but the prospects look brighter with the Bears for the keeper now.