Billy Dodds has praised Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor for his “magnificent” display against Willem II on Thursday evening.
The Gers cruised into a Europa League qualification play-off against Galatasaray next week thanks to a 4-0 win over their Dutch opponents.
But there were still some scares along the way for Steven Gerrard’s men, who had to rely on their veteran stopper on a number of occasions to maintain their clean sheet.
And Dodds was suitably impressed with the 38-year-old.
Speaking on BBC Sportsound, he said: “It was a really comfortable night for Rangers.
“A [James] Tavernier penalty and a Ryan Kent goal had them 2-0 up at the break, and then the two centre-haves wanted in on the act in the second half. They certainly got that when [Filip] Helander buried a header and [Connor] Goldson from a header put them 4-0 up.
“To top that up, another clean sheet. Allan McGregor made three magnificent stops as well.
“They kept that defensive record going – we know that they lost two against Hibs at the weekend. I was expecting a tougher contest tonight, but they got through it, kept that clean sheet and scored four goals. You can’t ask for any more than that.”
How good was McGregor last night?
There’s no doubt about it, the veteran keeper is a class act.
McGregor produced the goods on more than one occasion against Willem II, including a stunning save to preserve his clean sheet following an effort from Driess Saddiki.
As reported by Ibrox News, his performance had many Rangers fans hailing him as the man-of-the-match.
That’s no mean feat for a goalkeeper in a 4-0 win, but it speaks volumes as to the quality that McGregor possesses.
The Dutch side managed 15 shots last night, three more than Rangers, and the one-sided scoreline is just as much a testament to the keeper’s display as it is to the players in front of him.
In other Rangers news, the Gers have hit an impasse in talks to sign this £4million-rated ace.