Star hit with major cash 'sacrifice' to make Rangers transfer exit a reality as boss hails summer coup

Kilmarnock manager Derek McInnes at IbroxKilmarnock manager Derek McInnes at Ibrox
Kilmarnock manager Derek McInnes at Ibrox | (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)
The Rangers academy graduate has left Ibrox.

Kilmarnock boss Derek McInnes says Robby McCrorie has taken a major financial hit to leave Rangers.

The goalkeeper has left Ibrox on a two-year deal at Rugby Park, after an undisclosed fee was agreed. McCrorie is a product of the Auchenhowie academy and has played deputy to keepers like Jack Butland and Allan McGregor. Overall, McCrorie featured seven times for Rangers.

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McInnes needed a new keeper after Will Dennis’ loan from Bournemouth ended, and lauded his new man’s sacrifice to make the Premiership move happen. He told Sky Sports: “I think we've done really well to pull this transfer off.

“Robby is a goalkeeper who has had a good reputation for a while now but he's just not had that experience and game-time although he's been working at a big club and working with good players and professionals. I think it was the right time for him to come and thankfully we have been the benefactors of that.

“We've got to thank Rangers for their co-operation. Robby himself has made a huge sacrifice in terms of financials to make this happen which says a lot about him to be honest. I think we've done really well to pull this transfer off and I am really looking forward to working with him.”

McCrorie added: “I have been looking to do this for a long time now. A manager in Derek McInnes and the club in Kilmarnock have given me the opportunity and shown me the commitment to bringing me here and get games. I am looking forward to the future.

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“Not just my brother but everyone I have spoken to only have good things to say. He's one of the best man managers from what I have heard and even the conversations I have had.

“I didn't need someone to convince me to come here. I wanted to come here. The club sells itself and what the squad did last season to get themselves in the position to play in Europe is a big selling point for any player.”

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