RANGERS goalkeeper Robby McCrorie has joined Berwick Rangers on loan.

The nineteen year old stopper will move to Sheilfield Park until January to continue his development with Black and Gold manager John Coughlin.

The Scotland under-19 international has considerable experience at youth level and he will continue training at the Rangers Training Centre whilst learning his trade in senior football with League One Berwick.

Head of Academy Craig Mulholland is delighted with the progress the keeper has made and explained the strategy behind the move.

He said: “We have player transition strategies in place for all Academy players trying to make the transition from the Academy to the first team.

“Robby is in line with his projections based on under-20s appearances, international appearances and now his first loan to play first team football is important.

“His strategy over the next two years will see Robby join a part-time club for his first loan as this crucially allows him to work with our first team on at least four days every week, which is a critical part of his development at this stage.

“We envisage that his second loan would be to a full-time club and over the course of two seasons he will achieve in excess of 60 first team games which will add to his preparation to hopefully achieve first team football at Rangers.

“We wish Robby and Berwick well and we are looking forward to monitoring his progress closely on a weekly basis.”

McCrorie was number one for Graeme Murty’s under-20 side last season, playing 33 times throughout the season and has featured on the bench for the first team several times since his first call up, against Dumbarton in 2014 as a 16 year old.

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