Portsmouth’s on-loan Rangers man Ross McCrorie has discussed his season so far at the club, stating that he is keen to make up for the time lost to injury.
The Scot has made a total of sixteen appearances for Portsmouth during his time at the south coast club, but his cameo role against Shrewsbury last weekend was his first appearance for Pompey in almost two months.
He provided the key assist for Ellis Harrison’s opening goal shortly after being introduced.
McCrorie’s gametime has been limited due to a reoccurring hamstring injury, which has been sustained twice this term.
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However, he returned to training a little while ago, but James Bolton’s consistency at right-back has limited the 21-year-old’s opportunities to get into the team of late.
Speaking to the club’s official YouTube channel, the versatile defender discussed the difficulties of dealing with the injuries.
“It’s been hugely frustrating , especially when I think I’ve been fine, and then it [the hamstring problem] happened again,” he said.
“I feel fit again, and I think I showed that at the weekend. I felt strong and raring to go.”
McCrorie added that Portsmouth fans have yet to see his full potential in a Pompey shirt.
‘Obviously, I’ve been hindered a bit with my injuries this season and have a lot more to offer the fans down here in Portsmouth,” he added.
The 21-year-old came through Rangers’ academy, and has made a total of 55 appearances for the Gers’ senior side. He has also spent time on loan at Ayr and Dumbarton respectively prior to his switch to Portsmouth.
McCrorie is more of an attacking full-back that likes to dribble and get forward, and now he is back fully-fit and ready to challenge, Kenny Jackett has another option up his sleeve.
If his performance against Shrewsbury last time out was anything to go by, the 21-year-old will definitely get more chances to impress.
He has turned out at both right-back and central midfield for Pompey this term.