By Mike Slater

7th Jan, 2021 | 6:00pm

'He won Rangers the game' - Barry Ferguson blown away by 'World-class' Bears mainstay

Barry Ferguson was blown away by Rangers goalkeeper Alan McGregor in the 1-0 victory against Celtic on Saturday afternoon.

The Scottish veteran made numerous incredible saves to keep a clean sheet at Ibrox, and eventually take home the three points from the Old Firm.

McGregor’s save from Leigh Griffiths left Ferguson and company baffled, as they couldn’t believe he actually managed to tip it wide.

Speaking on the Open Goal on YouTube, Ferguson was lost for words before explaining the influence of his former teammate at Ibrox.

“He’s a world-class goalkeeper,” he said.

“He’s gotten even better. He won Rangers the game, when you have a top goalkeeper, they earn you 15 points a season, and he earned Rangers three points with that performance and those saves.”

It is vital that Rangers have a keeper who can make those saves, even when it may be the only one he faces in the entire 90 minutes.

McGregor has been a passenger the majority of games this season, but this was a timely reminder that he is one of the best that Ibrox has ever seen.

At the start of the season, Jon McLaughlin arrived and there was real rotation between the keepers, but Gerrard has been forced to stop that through the class of McGregor.

McGregor has been phenomenal, and this Celtic display was the perfect example of that.

In other Rangers news, McLeish praises new-found Bears mentality after Old Firm victory