Rangers goalkeeper ready to test himself with loan move

Robby McCrorie returns for second spell at Livingston

Rangers' Robby McCrorie is unveiled to the media as he signs for Livingston on a year long loan deal. Picture: SNS
Rangers' Robby McCrorie is unveiled to the media as he signs for Livingston on a year long loan deal. Picture: SNS

Rangers goalkeeper Robby McCrorie has returned to Livingston on a one-year loan deal, the West Lothian club have confirmed.

The Scotland Under-21 international featured eight times for Livingston last season before the campaign was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic, after joining from Queen of the South where he had also been on loan.

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McCrory is looking forward to making up for lost time. Speaking on Livi’s official Twitter account, he said: “I am really happy. I enjoyed my time a lot when I was here a few months back. I am just looking forward to getting started again.

“Obviously I played eight games and felt I was getting a feel for things. We had a lot of big games coming up and I enjoy playing in big games, it is testing yourself.

“For it come to an end so quick was disappointing but I was in a good place, I knew there was a lot of talks during the recent break about coming back here and it is done now and I am looking forward to this season.”

McCrorie, 22, signed a new contract at Rangers until 2023 last week.

In order to further aid his development, another loan spell at Livingston was agreed and he has returned to the Tony Macaroni Arena although Steven Gerrard has the option to bring him back in January.

McCrorie has also previously had loan spells at Berwick Rangers and Morton.

Meanwhile, Rangers fringe player Matt Polster has been allowed to join New England Revolution for a reported £300,000 fee.

The American international defender made ten appearances for Gerrard’s team but was unable to dislodge skipper James Tavernier on a regular basis in the right-back slot.

Ross Wilson, the Rangers sporting director, said: “We accepted a bid from New England Revolution for Matt last week and we now wish him every success back in the MLS.

“We respect his desire to play regularly and he will be afforded that opportunity back in the US.

“Matt has been an enthusiastic and committed member of our squad with first class attitude. We wish him and his family well for the future.”

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