Ross McCrorie Urges Brother Robby to Seek January Transfer for Regular Game Time

Rangers goalkeeper Robby McCrorie has received advice from his brother and former Ibrox player, Ross McCrorie, encouraging him to consider a departure from the Light Blues during the January transfer window.

Ross McCrorie, a product of the Ibrox youth system, made a move to Aberdeen in 2020 in pursuit of consistent first-team opportunities. Subsequently, he switched to the English Championship side Bristol City during the summer transfer window.

The arrival of Jack Butland last summer has limited Robby McCrorie’s playing time, and he has yet to make an appearance for the Gers this season. Ross McCrorie, speaking to the Sunday Mail (7 January, page 47), emphasized the importance of regular playtime for his brother: “He’s at a stage where he’s got to be playing – he knows that. It reminds me of when I left Rangers. I needed to get games under my belt.”

Providing further insight, Ross McCrorie acknowledged Robby’s goalkeeping prowess and highlighted the dilemma of leaving a prestigious club like Rangers. He stated, “Robby is a good keeper, so he’ll have to get Rangers’ thoughts on it and see what happens in January. It’s a dilemma having to leave a club like that – but the best thing for any player is to play every week. That’s what makes you better.”

The current first-choice goalkeeper, Jack Butland, has solidified his position as Philippe Clement’s preferred option at Ibrox. Should Butland maintain his impressive performances, it seems likely that he will continue to be the goalkeeper for Rangers in the foreseeable future. This leaves Robby McCrorie with an unclear pathway to break into the first team and secure a regular starting position, especially if Butland remains in Glasgow.

As the January transfer window approaches, the decision for Robby McCrorie to seek opportunities elsewhere becomes increasingly relevant, with the prospect of securing consistent playing time being a crucial factor in his development as a goalkeeper.