Robby McCrorie Set to Compete for Rangers’ Number One Goalkeeper Position

Robby McCrorie, the talented goalkeeper for Rangers, endured an unfortunate setback last season (21-22) when Jon McLaughlin and Allan McGregor replaced him, despite his impressive display with two clean sheets. However, McCrorie’s fortunes are about to change as he looks set to get his chance to prove himself.

In a recent statement, Michael Beale praised McCrorie’s performance after securing his fifth consecutive game without conceding. Beale confirmed that the 25-year-old goalkeeper will be given an opportunity to compete for the coveted number one jersey in the upcoming season. Speaking on the Rangers YouTube channel, Beale said:

“I’ve seen enough in the six games he’s played for Rangers; he’s kept five clean sheets and done himself the world of good. I’ve always thought he was a goalie destined to do good things. He will have more competition next year with a new face in the building, then it’s up to them to fight it out. I’m pleased with Robby and his family; he’s been patient.”

McCrorie’s performances have undoubtedly showcased his abilities, proving that he has the potential to be Rangers’ number one goalkeeper or, at the very least, a reliable backup when called upon. Notably, all of his appearances were against top six sides, and he never once looked out of place on the field.

What makes Beale’s comments intriguing is his failure to mention Jon McLaughlin, who still has another year remaining on his Rangers contract. While Beale refers to a new goalkeeper joining to compete with McCrorie, he remains silent about McLaughlin’s place in the mix.

Considering McLaughlin’s age and experience, it is unlikely that the Scotland international will be content with being the third-choice goalkeeper, especially after starting the previous campaign as the number one under Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

Beale has given us a rough timeline of around 10 days for an announcement regarding a new goalkeeper. Although Kieran Wright has recently signed a new deal, it seems doubtful that he is the one Beale is referring to. Speculation suggests that Jack Butland is the frontrunner for the position, but whoever joins the squad will face a challenging task, with McCrorie firmly establishing his claim to replace the legendary McGregor.

As the upcoming season approaches, all eyes will be on Robby McCrorie as he eagerly fights for his place in the Rangers’ lineup. With impressive performances and unwavering determination, he aims to prove himself as a deserving candidate for the coveted number one goalkeeper position.