Bold headline, yes, but with Robby McCrorie’s new Rangers deal taking him to 2025, and it becoming patently clear that McLaughlin is miles off the standard needed for this club domestically far less in Europe, his position at the club is pointless now.
Rangers have too many goalkeepers, we have four, and we need only three.
McLaughlin had his chance, undeservedly, and wasn’t good enough to vindicate Gio’s misguided faith in him, and that is that for him at Rangers.
He’s not even worthy of being deputy because we have McCrorie who the club have given a three-year extension to, and that makes McLaughlin completely redundant.
If there’s one thing we don’t need, it’s excess. Who exactly thought giving McLaughlin a further two years was a good idea?
This was another decision we didn’t support, and it seemed to precede the call to make him number one, something which blew up in everyone’s faces.
McCrorie is the future – he may turn out not to be up to the standard, but in the one SPL match he’s actually had, he was outstanding and showed he’s capable of delivering against Celtic, no less.
But he deserves to be the deputy – McGregor will not last forever, and McCrorie’s time is coming, but he has surely earned his place as the number two?
McLaughlin hasn’t. He’s just not good enough now on any level for this club and we highly doubt he’d be happy with third choice.
It’s McCrorie’s time, and the sooner it happens, the better.