Time for a change in the guard at Ibrox?

Time for a change in the guard at Ibrox?
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 12: Allan McGregor of Rangers FC looks on during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg match between Rangers FC and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Ibrox Stadium on March 12, 2020 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Let’s be clear before we start this one – we are in no way scapegoating the joint-best goalie Rangers have ever had alongside Andy Goram.

Allan McGregor has been an absolutely sensational stopper for us and this is in no way a badmouth of him, because few admire the man as much as us.

But if today’s painful draw at County taught us any one thing, it’s that Greegsy’s best days are behind him and it’s time for Robby McCrorie to make more starts.

We won’t dress it up – McGregor was literally terrible, making numerous mistakes and costing at least two goals. He was shaky, unreliable, gaffe-prone and uncertain, and he looked like he knows his glorious career is at an end.

We will not have anyone slating him – he will know as well as us and everyone else how poor he was today, and he will be big enough to take it on the chin.

But it does look now like his time in the game is coming to a close, because aside a little renaissance of form he had after Gio took over, McGregor has been pretty abysmal this season, and a shadow of the incredible term he had for 55.

He knows this himself – a master like he knows when he’s not performing, but it’s further reason to fully integrate young McCrorie into the team.

Forget McLaughlin, he’s an able deputy but that’s about it – McCrorie is the future, and if the club doesn’t trust him yet, we need someone new.

But McGregor’s time in the game appears to be drawing to its close – and anyone slaughtering him for one bad afternoon in the Highlands isn’t a true Ger.

We can call out a bad performance, objectively, but we are never criticising him or the goalie he’s been for us.

But the old guard may now be ready to retire, and he’s more than earned it.

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  1. Surely he must see it for himself,please b4 the league’s over.
    A big loss today we cant afford
    We’re gifting this league away ffs
    Get a grip

  2. Winter break curse hits again, we are shocking at the moment, on this form we will have gifted the league to the scum by the end of February

  3. I personally rate Chris Woods the best all round keeper Rangers have had. Rangers defence defended from the 6 yard box anything inside that was his (Chris Woods)

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