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ROSS McCRORIE has praised boss Steven Gerrard for “protecting him” as he bids for more game-time at Rangers.

The Scotland Under-21 international played the full 90 minutes in the 1-0 Europa League loss at Rapid Vienna last week and featured in the 1-0 victory over Hamilton Accies at Ibrox on Sunday.

It was only McCrorie’s sixth start of the season, but the versatile 20-year-old defender/midfielder hopes to make progress throughout the campaign.

He said: “Last season, I played 24 games, so it’s been up and down, but recently I have been involved, so, hopefully, that will continue.

OLD FIRM TUSSLE…Ross McCrorie in action against Celtic striker Moussa Dembele last season. Pic: Geo. 

“The manager has been great with me. He knows I am young, he’s protecting me and he’s developing me in the way he wants me to be. Whatever the manager says I am fine with that.

“The gaffer has been one of the best players in the world, one of the best players of his generation, so I take all the little bits of information he feeds to me and that can only improve my game.”

McCrorie is poised to take his place in midfield when the table-toppers take on Hibs, 2-0 victors over Celtic at the weekend, at Easter Road tomorrow night.

Neil Lennon’s men will be hoping to get off to the sort of start they enjoyed against Brendan Rodgers’ team when they scored in 46 SECONDS!

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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