Ross McCrorie is determined to succeed at Aberdeen with the versatile defender in line for a debut this evening following his move from Rangers.

The Scotland youth international, who can play CDM, right-back or centre-back, has joined Derek McInnes’ side on an initial loan deal from Rangers but will sign a three-year contract at the end of this term.

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Ross McCrorie has swapped Rangers for Aberdeen. (Photo by Cees van Hoogdalem/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Having initially looked likely to become a Rangers first-team regular, McCrorie found himself out the side, spending last season on loan with Portsmouth. His determination to play regularly each week has convinced him to swap the Gers for the Dons.

Aberdeen face St Johnstone in Perth this evening and McCrorie could be in line for a jump in at the deep end with a debut, despite signing just a few days ago. It is the first time Aberdeen have played since three of their matches were postponed due to two positive virus tests.


McCrorie can’t wait to get going as he aims to put his Rangers past behind him and look forward to life in the north-east.

The Ibrox side are in the past. (Photo by Josef Bollwein/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

“I am really looking forward to the challenge,” McCrorie said (Aberdeen). “I am looking forward to the game tomorrow. We have not played in a little while due to circumstances so all the boys are looking forward to it as well.

“Everything happened quite quickly. I came up on Monday morning, I was hoping to training on Monday but the paperwork took a little while to get through but we got it done late in the evening and I was then able to train on Tuesday with the boys.

“It was not a difficult decision. It is my career and I have to do the best I can for myself. Coming to Aberdeen was the best option for my career and the best pathway for me. I feel the gaffer here is the best man to develop me. Aberdeen is the best place for me to go and show what I can do.

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Looking ahead to the challenge (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images)

“I want to do something special with the club. It is up to me to go and play well, and help the team achieve something and be successful. It is a big game for us against St Johnstone after the break the team have had.

“We have some catching up to do. We want to get off to a good start, hopefully put in a good performance and get he three points.”

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