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McCrorie: I’ll Play Anywhere

Loanee not fazed by right-back role

23 October 2019

Ross McCrorie
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

He arrived as a midfielder, although has already been used at right-back on a number of occasions so far this season.

But you will certainly not find Ross McCrorie moaning about his role in what is proving to be a stingy Pompey defence.

The side with the second best goals against record in League One kept a clean sheet in Tuesday night’s victory over Lincoln.

And after a spell out of the team, McCrorie was simply happy with the chance to help the Blues collect all three points.

The on-loan Rangers star said: “It was a massive win after a couple of poor results. The pressure was on and the boys pulled it out of the bag.

“I’ve been looking forward to it ever since I knew the team and felt I gave a good account of myself in a solid performance.

"I was out of the team for a few games and it’s frustrating because you want to help the rest of the lads."

Ross McCrorie

“I’m comfortable at right-back and it’s nothing new for me. I’ve played there for the Scottish under-21s and for the youth team at Rangers. I’ll go anywhere – just playing is the main thing.

“I was out of the team for a few games and it’s frustrating because you want to help the rest of the lads.

“But I knew that I had to work my way back and really earn that spot. I was involved against Lincoln and we’re happy with the three points.

“The communication was right and it’s great to keep a clean sheet, which gives us something to build on.

“We need to start picking up more points, go in a bit of a run and keep climbing up the table. That has to be the aim.”

McCrorie recently returned from skippering the Scotland under-21 side to draws against Lithuania and Czech Republic.

He said: “It’s good to go away with the national team and always an honour to get called up. It’s the best thing to play for your country.”

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