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.

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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.”

 

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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 Newshis 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.

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