Steven Gerrard has backed Jon McLaughlin for more minutes at Rangers between now and the end of the season.
When discussing the Bears players heading to EURO 2021, Gerrard claimed he wants the stopper to represent his country alongside Ryan Jack.
David Marshall was the hero in Serbia last week, and will currently be the favourite for the number one spot next summer.
Gerrard believes that his keeper is more than good enough to steal that starting spot, and vowed to give him the chance to prove that.
The 33-year-old has been labelled “top-class” by his manager, which will surely be a huge vote of confidence moving forward at Ibrox.
“We have two top-class Number One goalkeepers here,” he said in his press conference.
“I want both players (McLaughlin and Jack) to go to the Euros and represent the country in the summer. Jon will get minutes between now and the end of the season.”
🎙️ SG: We have two top-class Number One goalkeepers here.
I want both players (McLaughlin and Jack) to go to the Euros and represent the country in the summer. Jon will get minutes between now and the end of the season.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) November 20, 2020
After starting nearly six games in succession through September and October, McLaughlin looked to have replaced Allan McGregor.
McGregor then came back fighting though, and after shining in the Europa League qualifier against Willem II earned his spot back.
Instead of sulking, McLaughlin got his head down and started his first game since the beginning of October against Hamilton two weeks ago.
Despite Rangers cruising to an 8-0 win at Ibrox, the experienced stopper will have been delighted to be back involved.
After not having much to do, McLaughlin will likely keep his spot against Aberdeen this week – something which would prove Gerrard’s faith in him.
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