Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has stated that the decision to bring Portsmouth loanee Ross McCrorie to Dubai was because he wanted to guarantee the correct rehab for the player.
McCrorie picked up a hamstring injury for Pompey last month, and Gerrard decided that in order for the player to get the best treatment possible, Rangers would take him on their winter trip to Dubai.
It’s yet to be seen whether he’ll return to Portsmouth to fulfil out his loan until the end of the campaign but Gerrard has expressed that they are just making sure he is 100% before sending him back to Portsmouth.
Speaking to Rangers TV, Gerrard said: “With all due respect to Portsmouth, he’s a Rangers player.
“And I have got every confidence in my medical team and medical staff that he will get the right rehab here.
“We can manage it when he’s ready to make sure that when we send him back to Portsmouth he is a 100 per cent ready to go and play.”
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It’s an interesting one, as yes he is a loanee but when you’re at Portsmouth they should be dealing with the injury in house. If it’s long-term you are normally sent back to your parent club, but not for a hamstring injury.
It’ll be really intriguing to see if he returns to Pompey or whether Rangers decide to keep him at the Scottish club once he returns to full fitness. Gerrard may even recall him and decide to loan him out to another club.
McCrorie has lots of potential, especially seeing as he’s so young but he has to be nurtured in the right way and it looks as though he’s getting the correct treatment for his injuries as well.