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Robby McCrorie: Kilmarnock sign Rangers goalkeeper on two-year deal

The 26-year-old has made the switch to Rugby Park to play more first-team football having made just one Rangers appearance last season; Kilmarnock face Celtic on August 4 as one of four games live on Sky Sports across opening weekend of new Scottish Premiership season

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Goalkeeper Robby McCrorie on his move to Kilmarnock, leaving Rangers, his future Scotland hopes and more

Kilmarnock have signed goalkeeper Robby McCrorie from Rangers on a two-year deal.

The 26-year-old told the Ibrox side he wanted to depart this summer to play more first-team football, having made just one Scottish Cup appearance last season.

He returned from Rangers' training camp in Netherlands to complete the deal at Rugby Park, with a sell-on fee included in the move.

McCrorie had been at Rangers since 2015 but had little first-team action due to Allan McGregor and Jack Butland being No 1's and instead had loan spells at Livingston, Queen of the South, Morton and Berwick Rangers.

Robby McCrorie
Image: McCrorie made one appearance for Rangers last season

He told Sky Sports News: "I've been looking to do this for a long time now. Derek McInnes and Kilmarnock have given me the opportunity and shown the commitment to bring me here and get games. I'm looking forward to the future.

"Everyone I've spoken to only had good things to say about Derek McInnes. He's one of the best managers from what I've heard and even the conversations I've had.

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

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"You've got a good core group now and it's a stable squad that's going the right direction. The club's got everything for myself coming here to do well and have another successful season hopefully.

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Kilmarnock boss Derek McInnes on the signing of goalkeeper Robby McCrorie from Rangers

"From a football perspective it wasn't difficult [to leave Rangers] given the frustration over the last couple of years.

"From the emotional side, I'd been there since I was eight years old, 18 years, so you obviously build good relationships with people and the hardest bit is saying bye to them.

"I was desperate for this to happen and I'm glad it's done now so I'm looking forward to what I can bring to Kilmarnock and what they can do for me."

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Kris Boyd discusses what the season could hold for Kilmarnock and St Mirren as both clubs face European action.

The former Scotland U21 international is the second new addition for Killie this summer, following striker Bruce Anderson's arrival, while Stuart Findlay extended his loan from Oxford too.

Kilmarnock face Cercle Brugge in Europa League second qualifying round action in two weeks before opening their Scottish Premiership campaign at Celtic on August 4 - live on Sky Sports.

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