According to the Scottish Sun, Shrewsbury Town and Portsmouth are after Rangers midfielder Ross McCrorie.

The combative utility man can play anywhere between CDM and centre-half. In total he has played 55 times for Rangers.

McCrorie is reportedly a loan target for EFL clubs. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

If he’s available on loan, Livingston should be looking to make an ambitious move to get the 21-year-old signed up.

McCrorie would be a decent signing for Premiership side Livingston

McCrorie, according to Transfermarkt, has played at CDM 17 times over his career and nine times in central defence.

If a Premiership side are going to try and snap him up, they should aim to play him at centre-back. In that role, McCrorie looks more assured. It also means his ability on the ball, which needs improving, isn’t exposed as badly.

McCrorie should be played at centre-half. (Photo by Josef Bollwein/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

At centre-back he can focus on his main strength, defending. Even though a move to the EFL sounds like a great place for career development, the SPFL isn’t bad either.

 

Brother Robby, Ryan Hardie, Lee Hodson and Liam Kelly are all Rangers players who have benefitted from SPFL loan moves in recent seasons. Their success has either earned them praise at Ibrox or opened the gateway to great opportunities elsewhere.

Kelly for example joined QPR this summer, following a spell at Livi, which was brought about after a loan spell in West Lothian from Ibrox.

Kelly is an example of a Rangers player who benefitted from an SPFL loan move. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Livingston are probably the best team for McCrorie. They are crying out for a defender after the loss of both Declan Gallagher and Craig Halkett. McCrorie would fill a gap in the 3-5-2 formation Gary Holt usually deploys.

Given Livi’s recent success at improving Rangers young guns too, this may interest both parties. Livi get a good young defender and Rangers are safe in the knowledge that they’ll get a better McCrorie next summer.

In fairness, he’d be a decent addition for most clubs in the Premiership. Instead of moving to the EFL, McCrorie should look closer to home to find his adopted club.

McCrorie would benefit from Livi spell. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

It would take a lot to get him there, but Livi might just be the perfect fit for him.

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