Rangers loanee Ross McCrorie makes honest admission over potential Portsmouth permanent switch

Ross McCrorie admitted he’ll weigh up his future at the end of the season amid talk of a potential permanent switch to Pompey.

Friday, 24th April 2020, 6:01 pm
Updated Friday, 24th April 2020, 6:29 pm

But the Rangers loanee’s top priority remains helping the Blues achieve League One promotion when the campaign finally recommences.

McCrorie moved to Fratton Park on a season-long loan from the Scottish giants last July.

In total, he's made 22 appearances, with the majority of those in a right-back role – despite arriving on the south coast as a central midfielder.

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Pompey are quietly confident they could make their loan stars’ stays permanent, with chief executive Mark Catlin revealing the situation remains under review during the suspension of the season.

McCrorie has two years remaining on his Ibrox deal and manager Steven Gerrard said the Scot was in his Gers’ future plans after he joined Kenny Jackett’s side.

But with McCrorie wanting to be playing on a regular basis, he revealed he will assess his options at the end of the term.

Speaking about his future, he told The News: ‘It's not something I have really thinking about at the minute.

Ross McCrorie

‘I've had a few chats with Kenny Jackett and Mark Catlin but that stuff remains private.

‘My contract runs at Rangers for another two years but now I’m just concentrating on getting back, finishing the season and seeing where Pompey can finish.

‘I gave a good account of myself at Rangers last season and played plenty of games.

‘For me, I wanted to go somewhere and play a lot of games week in, week out and get a sense of being treated like a proper first-team player.

‘We’ll wait and see what happens. I’m still a first-team player at Rangers but since I've gone to Pompey it's been good.

‘It's definitely something I've got to think about come the end of the season regarding my future and that kind of stuff.

‘But it’s not something I’m really concentrating on that at the moment.’

McCrorie’s spell at Pompey is the third loan of his career, having previously spent time at Ayr United and Dumbarton.

After turning 22 last month, the Scotland under-21 captain told how he wants to put down roots and settle somewhere.

‘I want to be playing somewhere and not be out on loan,' added McCrorie.

I want to be somewhere settled and playing week in, week out – that’s my aim.’