Rangers loanee Robby McCrorie feels that his loan move to Livingston this season has been beneficial even though he has not been a regular starter for the Premiership club.

McCrorie has been second choice goalkeeper at Livingston for most of the season, behind regular starter Max Stryjek. However, he did get the nod to start in the recent 1-1 draw with Livingston.

McCrorie reckons that he has learned from every loan move he has had in his career, and that has continued at Livingston this season. Not being first choice at a club is a new experience for the player, and he feels it has helped his career, as being a first choice at every club seems unrealistic.

“I feel stronger for it”

“It has never happened to me before in my career where I have had to sit on the bench, and it was a learning curve. I feel stronger for it to be honest” he said.

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Robby McCrorie in action for Livingston (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“Of course I would love to go through my whole career and be a first choice and play every week, but it isn’t going to happen.

Can help improve career

McCrorie feels that the lessons learned from not being a first choice goalkeeper can only improve his career going forward.

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Robby McCrorie in goals for Livingston (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“This is the bit that I feel I have probably grown the most. It could be easy, and you play and win every game, but it is the times when things maybe don’t go your way that you learn the most about yourself.

“The whole point of a loan move is to get new experiences. I went to Berwick and then Queen of the South and I learned from them and I have learned other things here” he concluded.

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