ROSS McCrorie says he won’t be picky when it comes to getting back into the Rangers team – the 19-year-old is now back from injury.
He has missed three months of action with a foot problem, the first spell on the sidelines of his young career. The Scotland Under 21 was back on the bench for last weekend’s defeat to Motherwell after starting full training earlier in the week.
McCrorie has demonstrated an ability to play in both defence and midfield and admits he will do whatever is asked of him for his boyhood club.
He said: “That is me into my second week of full training so I am starting to regain full fitness and it has gone pretty well so far.
“If I get the shout then I am more than ready to play this weekend, I was on the bench at the weekend so the gaffer clearly sees I am ready as well. We will wait to see what happens on Saturday.
“The target is to get back in the starting XI and we will see what happens come the weekend, I feel like I have been training pretty well.
“I think my versatility gives me a better chance of being in the starting XI and I am not really bothered where I play because as long as I am playing for Rangers I am happy.
“This is the club I grew up supporting so whatever needs doing for the team I will do it.
“I enjoy being in midfield because you are a lot more involved and you can get stuck in. When you are a centre-back you really need to time when you are going to put a challenge in but in midfield you are involved right through the whole game.
“It has been incredibly tough the past three months, this is the first time I have been injured in my career and it was a proper injury as well.
“The time I was out I had good company with Lee Wallace, Graham Dorrans and Ryan Jack.
“It was tougher especially when I had been playing week in and week out then I sustained it at the start of December and then had to play through it. I thought it had initially settled down but it hadn’t done that.”
McCrorie isn’t shy to confess he wants to walk out at Hampden next weekend in the Scottish Cup Semi-Final but he insists his focus remains on helping the Gers pick up their first win in four.
He said: “This game at the weekend is most important thing and then once we get that out of the road we will focus on next week’s game.
“It is huge, we need to get a victory and get the momentum going again into the big games coming up and the split. It is a huge game for us at the weekend.
“There is pressure in every game you play for Rangers so you are going to have to get used to it. If you can’t get used to it then you can’t play for Rangers Football Club.
“Right now we as players need to start playing better to make sure we can finish as high as possible.
“The fans deserve a lot better than what they have been getting recently and we will just go into every game looking for the win because that is what they deserve.
“If there is any game we are not playing well in then the gaffer will say a few words but that is what you expect from a manager, to get the best out of his players.
“He has got his way of dealing with things and you guys think he’s a nice guy type but every manager has to go right through the players at some point.”