Glasgow Rangers to allow starlet to leave on loan

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Glasgow Rangers' quest to be Scottish champions next year is already very much underway.

Celtic have aspirations of making in 10 in a row, but you can guarantee that the Gers' will be doing everything that they can to stop that happening.

If Steven Gerrard's side are to close the gap they'll need to recruit well - something which they've already made a strong start with.

Rangers have already confirmed the signing of Jon McLaughlin.

The 32-year-old goalkeeper moves to Ibrox on a two-year deal after coming to the end of his contract with Sunderland.

The Black Cats offered the stopper a new contract to keep him at the Stadium Of Light, but McLaughlin made the decision to move to Glasgow.

There was also interest from Championship side Blackburn Rovers who were keen on a move.

While Gerrard has said that McLaughlin will compete with Allan McGregor for the number one spot, the latest arrival has cast doubt over the future of Robby McCrorie.

The young goalkeeper will have been hoping for an opportunity at Ibrox, but it seems that this will have to wait.

Football Insider have claimed that the 22-year-old is to sign a new contract with the club before finding a high profile loan move for him.

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McCrorie is highly-rated with the Scottish giants and it's thought that he may very well be seen as a long-term number one.

It's claimed that a loan switch to a club in the Championship could be ideal as he looks to experience life at a club with an expectant fanbase.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

This certainly seems like a good option for Robby McCrorie.

First team opportunities are unlikely to be on the horizon this term with Jon McLaughlin and Allan McGregor vying for the number one jersey, and that means that a move could be the best best.

While a new contract shows that he's a valued asset, he needs to be playing first team football if he's to come back and challenge at Ibrox.

If he can get a loan move to the Championship then this will undoubtedly be massive for his development.

Big match experience is something that has to be earned, and if he can get that then he'll be well position to establish himself at Rangers down the line.

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