DANNY WILSON believes he and his Rangers teammates must do everything they can to support Ross McCrorie in his development as a first-team star.

Similarly to McCrorie, Wilson broke into the Gers main squad at a young age, and, while not wanting to put any pressure on him, believes he has what it takes to make it as a regular starter.

He explained: “With Ross, you don’t want to build him up too early, but he does have a good head on his shoulders, and he is very, very able when he is playing.

“It’s clear to see for everyone who has watched him in the last few games how good a player he could potentially be, but we just need to try and take the pressure off him. We in the team need when he does play need to help him as much as we can, but he will go as far as he wants to go – we just need to give him a bit of time and a bit of support.

“You can always try and guide someone as best you can to help them along. At the end of the day, they are going to have to make their own way, their own mistakes and get their own learning curves.

“Ross has been great since he has come into the side, and long may it continue for everybody.”

Wilson has five Scotland caps and one goal to his name, and while he would like to get back into the fold eventually, he insists his focus has to be on Rangers for the minute.

“I can’t say I’m really thinking about that just now,” he continued. “I’ve only had two starts here this season. My priority is to play here and do everything I can to play here.

“Wherever that takes me – if it takes me back to the international scene then great, but I need to focus on trying to play here more regularly than I have been.

“In the first game [against Hearts] I was knackered! But at the weekend there I felt more comfortable in the game. They were my first starts in almost six months, and it has been a long-time coming.

“So I was maybe a bit rusty but I’m just glad to be back in amongst it and hopefully I’ve done enough to be considered for the next game.”


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