McCrorie hopes to break into se­nior set-up

Evening Times - - FOOTBALL - ALAN TEM­PLE

ROBBY McCRORIE hopes to be­come the lat­est goal­keeper to use Liv­ingston as a launch­pad to in­ter­na­tional recog­ni­tion af­ter re­join­ing the Lions on loan from Rangers.

The pre­co­cious 22-yearold is al­ready Scot­land’s num­ber one at un­der-21 level and sees no rea­son why he can­not make the step up to the se­nior set-up if he shines in the Pre­mier­ship.

His­tory sug­gests it is a re­al­is­tic prospect for the Ibrox young­ster, given Liam Kelly was named in Alex McLeish’s squad in March of last year fol­low­ing a string of fine dis­plays at Livi dur­ing the 2018/19 cam­paign.

Matija Sar­kic also won his maiden cap for Mon­tene­gro as a re­ward for some su­perb show­ings be­tween the sticks while on loan from As­ton Villa last sea­son.

Af­ter sign­ing a year-long deal, McCrorie said: “I want to be con­sis­tent ev­ery week and es­tab­lish my­self as a top goal­keeper in this league.

“I want to do well for Liv­ingston and push for the na­tional team.

“I’m in the Pre­mier­ship so if I’m do­ing the right things week-in, week-out then that can hope­fully come.”

McCrorie was re­cently handed a new three-year deal at Rangers, un­der­lin­ing the faith the Glas­gow giants have in him. The young­ster says that deal will only spur him on to work harder.

McCrorie con­tin­ued: “Rangers have shown faith in me and I’ve got that sense of se­cu­rity. But I still want to im­prove a hell of a lot more and, with that new con­tract, it’s more mo­ti­va­tion to keep the head down and work hard. This is an­other im­por­tant year for me.”

McCrorie has re­turned to Livi

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