Former Rangers and Celtic striker Kenny Miller has paid tribute to goalkeeper Allan McGregor after he broke the Gers’ European appearance record on Thursday.
McGregor, 38, made his 83rd appearance in European football for Rangers in their stunning 3-2 win against Standard Liege at Ibrox with Steven Gerrard’s men qualifying for the Europa League knock-out stages in the process.
Barry Ferguson’s record had stood for 13 years before McGregor started in between the sticks in the Europa League in what was his 365th overall appearance for the Light Blues.
Many have congratulated McGregor for his achievement with Ferguson himself among them despite his record being broken.
Ex-Ibrox striker Miller has also taken to social media to heap praise on the Scottish goalkeeper.
“Congratulations, Greegsy,” said Miller on his personal Instagram account on Thursday night.
“Well done pal. Many more to come.”
McGregor has been one of the best goalkeepers Rangers have ever had.
Not only is he someone who you know will put his body on the line for this football club, he’s also the best goalkeeper in Scottish football right now.
Rangers’ defence has been remarkable this season with the Gers conceding just three goals in 15 Scottish Premiership matches.
While the back-four has played a huge role in that, McGregor has too despite opposition chances being kept to a minimum by those in front of him.
According to stats by WyScout, he’s still averaged 1.91 saves per 90 minutes of league football this season, which is more than Aberdeen’s Joe Lewis [1.76] and Celtic’s Vasilios Barkas [1.38].
Amazingly, McGregor ranks third in the Scottish Premiership for the number of goals prevented per 90 minutes this season [0.26].
McGregor has faced just 13 shots in the league this term, which makes those numbers quite extraordinary.
He’s an absolute credit to this football club and will surely go down as a modern-day Rangers legend.
In other Rangers news, this Gers star is a major doubt for the trip to Ross County this weekend.