Robbie Crawford, Morton
Made his debut & played 90 minutes but it wasn’t enough as Morton were knocked out of the Petrofac Traning Cup by Alloa Athletic. A last minute goal from Ryan McCord propelled the Wasps into the semi-finals.
Earlier this week, Crawford talked to Jonathan Mitchell of The Greenock Telegraph about his upcoming loan spell with his hometown team. Crawford said, “The first game I ever went to when I was young was a Morton game, but I joined Rangers when I was eight so have been a fan of them since then.”
“The fact they are my local team is obviously something you take into account. I’m excited about the move and really looking forward to it.”
“I spoke to the chairman and the manager at Morton & I’m going to learn a lot playing under Jim Duffy. That was a factor in coming here too.”
“It’s always frustrating when you don’t play; it’s the same at any club. But Rangers are a massive club and they’ve made a lot of big signings this year.”
“So it was important for me to get some game time & experience somewhere else to hopefully get back in contention at some point this season or next season.”
“I haven’t spoken to Barrie McKay about the move since the opportunity came up but I do know he enjoyed his time there last season & had a lot of good things to say.”
“My aims are to get game time and help Morton win as many games as possible. I want to prove to everyone that I am good enough to be at Morton first and then make the step back to Rangers.”
“Ally McCoist spoke to me & just said to go and express myself and enjoy it, and get as much experience as possible. That’s what I aim to do.”
Manger Jim Duffy convinced McCoist to cup-tie Crawford to Morton & is delighted to add the hard-working midfielder to his squad.
Duffy told Mitchell, “Robbie is a very talented player. He’s been signed to give us more options going forward in terms of linking up the play and being a threat, be that scoring or creating goals.”
“Robbie’s also got a very good appetite for hard work. He’s a very fit lad and getting back and up and down the pitch won’t faze him. I think Robbie’s a really good addition to the team and hopefully he can produce the type of form he has shown in the Rangers first-team.”
Danny Stoney, Stranraer
Stoney was an unused sub in Stranraer’s surprising 1-0 victory over Falkirk. Stranraer now has moved into the semi-finals of the Petrofac Training Cup. Rangers will play their quarter-final match vs. East Fife on October 21st for the right to join Livingston, Stranraer, & Alloa in the final four.