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McCRORIE COULD LEAD IBROX EXIT STAMPEDE

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ROSS McCRORIE could lead an Ibrox exit stampede as Steven Gerrard prepares a clear-out.

Former Rangers star Charlie Miller reckons the Liverpool legend urgently needs to trim his packed midfield numbers.

Gerrard has added Charlton’s Joe Aribo and Steven Davis, who had stint on loan from Southampton in the second half of the season, to his squad this summer.

The likes of Graham Dorrans, Jason Holt and Jordan Rossiter already realise they have no future at the club having been left out of the squad that travelled for pre-season training in Portugal.

Greg Docherty has returned from his season-long loan with Shrewsbury and Gerrard also has Ryan Jack, Scott Arfield, Glen Kamara, Andy Halliday and Matt Polster in competition for places in the middle of the park as well as McCrorie.

OFF…Ross McCrorie makes a sad exit after being red-carded in the 4-0 Scottish Cup semi-final loss against Celtic in April 2018.

The Govan gaffer will speak to the youngster to discuss his plans for the new campaign as he plots to derail Celtic’s surge for nine in a row.

Miller, speaking in The Evening Times, said: “He (McCrorie) is not the most creative of players, but he has shown he can handle the big occasions. The manager always seemed to go with him against Aberdeen, Celtic and in the European games.

“He clearly trusts him to do that holding midfield role although when you are playing the lesser teams then there isn’t the same need for a defensive midfielder.

“I feel for him because he never lets you down and maybe he might need to go on loan to get regular game-time.”

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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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