While it’s possible Allan McGregor will continue on till next season, there’s a recognition that while some of his European exploits this campaign have been classic Greegsy, overall his performances, especially domestically, have fallen considerably below his old best and he’s beginning to look quite jaded.
This is no criticism, the guy is 40 after all and cannot go on forever, but the question has to arise of who will succeed him.
Can we just be blunt and say it will not be Jon McLaughlin, and if it is, it’s a dreadful and insulting choice.
McLaughlin has carried himself well, and been a good sort in the shirt, but a Rangers number one he is absolutely not, and fills nicely in as a deputy. That is his role and no more. If he was promoted to the top shirt, we’d be appalled. Simple as.
Next down we have Robby McCrorie, who despite operating with distinction on the rate occasions he’s played, has been at the lowest rung of the pecking order for as long as we can remember.
He is a fine keeper with a lot of potential, but he shouldn’t be getting held down in this way, and it’ll be frustrating to him that McLaughlin was given a new deal, blocking his pathway even more.
Or perhaps Rangers just don’t rate the lad enough to put him between the sticks?
We just don’t know. What we’ve seen impressed, and it was against Celtic that many will remember his outstanding cameo, but whether there’s more to it and he hasn’t done enough better people than us will know.
We also had a scouting recommendation for a new signing, and we’ll mention that one in a later piece today.
But as things stand, we’re not sure where Rangers actually are in the goalkeeping department come next season.