Pedro Caixinha: Ross McCrorie is Scotland's future at centre-back

Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has lavished praise on centre-back Ross McCrorie, saying the youngster will be Scotland's future at centre-back.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha (left) with Ross McCrorie. Picture: SNS

The Portuguese head coach firmly made the comments in the wake of his side’s extra-time victory over Partick Thistle in the Betfred Cup.

The 19-year-old was a second half substitute for Bruno Alves after the latter picked up a calf injury.

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Rangers reached the semi-final thanks to goals from Daniel Candeias and Eduardo Herrera after Kris Doolan’s equaliser cancelled out Carlos Pena’s opener.

Afterwards, Caixinha told BT Sport: “I think that Lee [Hodson] and Ross played very well.

“We have a young boy who’s going to be the future of this country at centre-half. I seriously have no doubts about that.

“It’s great to have him with us.”