Portsmouth’s on-loan Rangers midfielder Ross McCrorie says he is not currently thinking about the prospect of making that move to Fratton Park permanent at the end of the season.
McCrorie joined Pompey on a season-long loan deal back in the summer transfer window, and has since gone onto make 22 appearances in all competitions for the club, helping Kenny Jackett’s side to fourth place in the current League One standings.
It is thought that Portsmouth themselves are confident of securing McCrorie and their other loan players on permanent deals in the summer, although McCrorie himself appears not to be considering anything such as that just yet.
Speaking to The Portsmouth News about the possibility of a permanent move to Fratton Park, the 22-year-old said: “It’s not something I have really been thinking about at the minute. I’ve had a few chats with Kenny Jackett and Mark Catlin but that stuff remains private.”
Discussing the prospects for his future in the game, McCrorie continued: “For me, I wanted to go somewhere and play a lot of games week in, week out and get a sense of being treated like a proper first-team player.
“We’ll wait and see what happens. I’m still a first-team player at Rangers but since I’ve gone to Pompey it’s been good. It’s definitely something I’ve got to think about come the end of the season regarding my future and that kind of stuff.
“But it’s not something I’m really concentrating on that at the moment.”
McCrorie, who has made 55 appearances in all competitions for Rangers’ senior side since graduating from the club’s academy, has two years remaining on his contract with the Scottish giants, securing his future at Ibrox until the end of the 2021/22 season.
I think this is a sensible approach for McCrorie to take.
Given his performances for Portsmouth so far this season, you can understand their interest in making his move permanent come the summer transfer window.
However, that is something that may well have also caught the attention of Rangers or other potentially interested clubs, so it makes sense for the midfielder to wait to weigh up his options before deciding on what suits him best.
Indeed, with the uncertainty there is around football at the minute due to its ongoing suspension, it may be risky for McCrorie to make any firm commitments at the minute, since there may be a risk of them falling through as a result of the current difficult financial situation.