Rangers have attempted to quicksolve the deputy goalkeeper issue by making a slightly ambitious move for St Mirren’s Vaclav Hladky.
The 29-year old Czech stopper at St Mirren Stadium is one of the better-rated keepers in the division, and has enjoyed a very decent 10 shutouts this season with 41 goals conceded for the joint third-bottom Buddies, and would represent a very wise and smart choice for a deputy.
It’s being recognised by many that Allan McGregor is not going to last an awful lot longer, and with both former deputies now gone, Rangers needed a credible stopper capable of delivering in the SPL but also comfortable on the bench without making a fuss.
Of course, arguably it’s a lack of ambition to go from first choice to bench, but equally to go from Paisley to Govan is a colossal promotion, whatever way you want to look at it.
Hladky would of course be a Bosman, his Saints deal expiring in a week, so he’d represent a cost-effective addition and was a Czech Rep U19 international as well.
This one will hopefully be over the line inside a fortnight.