By Jason Jones

23rd Dec, 2019 | 6:23am

Ibrox View: Latest comment from English boss surely holds key to Rangers chances of landing 26yo


As Christmas approaches and the year draws to a close, it’s only natural that attentions in the world of football begin to turn to the upcoming January transfer window. 

If Rangers are to keep pace with, and ultimately overtake, Celtic at the summit of the the Scottish Premiership table, then there will be those who feel that they need to keep moving and striking deals where possible to continue this period of expansion we are witnessing under Steven Gerrard’s tenure.

One player who has already been linked with a move to Ibrox is Portsmouth goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray.

According to the Scottish Sun, the Gers could be tempted by a January bid for the 26-year-old stopper, who has averaged 2.2 saves per game for Pompey in League One this term, as per Whoscored.

But it would appear that the chances of that deal happening are pretty slim.

Speaking over the weekend, Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett was quick to quash any rumours of players leaving Fratton Park next month, and his resoluteness could spell trouble for the Light Blues.

As quoted by the Portsmouth News, he said: “Like everyone else, we will be trying to add and not take away.

“We haven’t had any bids and we have really got to get our head down and see if we can stay in touch and in contention.”

All things considered though, if the Gers do come up short in their pursuit, then it wouldn’t be the end of the world.

Veteran keeper Allan McGregor is in the form of his career right now, and while it won’t be long before a successor has to be found for the 37-year-old, he’s more than capable of holding down the fort for the time being.

Maybe this is one that could be revisited at the end of the season, but for now, it doesn’t look like MacGillivray will be arriving at Ibrox any time soon.

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