ROSS McCrorie has vowed to continue his end of year form into 2019 after excelling in December’s Old Firm victory.
The 20-year-old is in Tenerife for the Gers winter training camp and took time to reflect on the win over Celtic after finding himself fully involved in Steven Gerrard’s plans for the final games of 2018.
The midfielder has 18 appearances to his name since the new boss took charge and thinks his derby display made up for his sending off against the Light Blues’ city rivals last season.
Speaking to RangersTV McCrorie said: “There’s a good feeling around the place especially after ending on a high before the break.
“Everyone has rested up well and now we are back, our fitness levels are high already but we’re adding to that over here.
“I was very pleased with how I played, especially after last year when I had a couple of bad performances in the Old Firm. To go back this year and play so well made me extremely happy.
“I am happy to be back involved, especially back in the summer I was right in amongst it and then I went through a little spell, in and out of the team. To be back in playing a lot of games is great for me and hopefully it continues.
“To end the year on such a high was brilliant for us so all the boys have come back buzzing and hopefully we continue that back into the league.
“December was a really big month for me, especially with the games we’ve had over in Vienna and then the Old Firm. Hopefully I can kick on into the second half of the season.
“It has been great over here (in Tenerife), especially meeting the new signings as well and it has been good to get to know them.
“They are two massive names, Steven Davis and Jermain Defoe and they will be two big players for us. They bring a lot of experience to the squad.
“I remember watching Steven when I was younger in the UEFA Cup run and he was such a big players for us. I think these signings are going to make us stronger.”
McCrorie was the Gers Man of the Match on December 29 and admits it was the best moment of his young career.
He continued: “It was amazing, it is probably one of the best feelings I have ever had when that final whistle went.
“It was just a surreal feeling, especially after the years we have had, throughout the years the fans have had to suffer and to repay them with that performance was great.
“Right from the start I felt the full team were right at it and the way we were on the ball everybody was composed. The team put in a really good performance.
“I wouldn’t say I was relieved at the final whistle because in the game I felt because we were dominating so much I never wanted it to end. Then when the final whistle went it was amazing.
“The manager will never speak to you individually after a game, he always speaks to the team as a whole and he said “Look boys what a performance.”