and just talked me through it. Danny Wilson is another one who helps me a lot because he has been in the same position – he was a young player at Rangers coming through, he’s really good for me.
“Danny’s great. He’s a really good talker on the pitch. If there’s a striker on my shoulder or something he’s always talking to me and telling me where other players are. He’s a great player.”
McCRORIE is currently on international duty with Scotland’s under-21 side, and he is hoping to start tonight’s clash against Ukraine at McDiarmid Park after replacing the injured John Souttar in Friday night’s draw with Latvia.
But even in the team hotel, he is finding it hard to escape club matters, with roommate Ryan Hardie giving him some stick about his celebration after scoring his first goal for Rangers against Thistle.
“Ryan Hardie showed me it a couple of times in my room and slagged me about it!” he said. “I didn’t have one planned. I just went for the knee slide!
“I’d not thought about what I was going to do. It happened that quick – it was amazing with the fans celebrating.
“It was a dream come true to be honest. The noise was incredible, and all the players were congratulating me.”
McCrorie and the rest of the Scotland team are hoping to get over that underwhelming home draw against the Latvians by getting three crucial points against their qualification rivals this evening.
The result saw the Scots drop to third in the group behind England and The Netherlands, but they will leapfrog the Dutch if they can get a win in this game in hand.
“The boys were really disappointed, especially after going to Latvia and winning and playing really well,” he said.
“It’s huge. Ukraine are contenders and they’ll be out to get towards the top of the table.”
Pedro Caixinha (left) gave Ross McCrorie his big chance in September’s Old Firm