ROBBY McCrorie hopes his loan spell at Morton can edge him closer to his dream of playing for Scotland.

The Rangers goalkeeper secured a loan switch to Cappielow last week, making his first start for the Greenock club against Dunfermline on Saturday.

Manager Jonatan Johansson has been full of praise for the shotstopper since his arrival, saying he is destined to become Rangers number one someday.

The 20-year-old admits while some people might doubt his ambitions, he is fully confident in himself that he can go all the way and play for the national team.

He told the Tele: “Coming here and knowing the gaffer and Housty [Peter Houston], this is a good stepping stone for me and I feel it can help me a lot.

“The end goal for me at one point, it would be a dream to be playing as the Rangers number one and Scotland number one.

“Some people will laugh at that, but you need to aim high and to go even further than that if I can.

“It’s nice to hear that praise from him [Johansson], it is one of the goals I’ve got personally, but that’s in the future.

“But I always try and be the best. I don’t think that’s a bad attitude to have.”

For now the 20-year-old is fully focussed on helping Morton, and a draw against the Pars at the weekend solidified their hold on sixth position. After Inverness Caley Thistle beat Ayr United 3-2 last night, the Ton are four points off the play-offs with plenty of the season still to play for.

McCrorie thinks making the play-offs is achievable for the Cappielow outfit, and if they can consistently perform between now and the end of the season, the goalkeeper feels there’s no reason Morton can’t finish in the top four.

He added: “Dunfermline are just below us, but you always have to aim high. You need to be positive.

“The play-offs at the end of the season would be nice even for me coming in. That’s one of the goals I’ve got myself.

“There’s not a lot between the teams and everyone can beat everyone, so you need to be at it every game.”

The Gers goalkeeper could also be splitting his training between Morton and the Ibrox outfit during the week.

It could be a similar situation to that of Scott Tiffoney earlier in the season, when the winger spent the first half of the week back at his parent club Livingston, while spending the rest of the week with the Ton.

He added: “I could be back at Rangers for the start of the week. 

“They want me back in and I think the gaffer is happy for me to do that. 

“The two clubs will sort that out over the coming days.”