Rangers boss Steven Gerrard spoke about Allan McGregor’s future in his press conference on Friday.
He remained coy on the subject of a new contract being given to the shot-stopper, though Gerrard did claim he was waiting for the right time.
“All contract chat will remain private between players and the club once they get up and running. At the right time, we will sit down with Allan McGregor and see what he wants to do in terms of his own future,” said the Gers boss.
McGregor’s current £13,000 a week deal expires in the summer but after a string of impressive performances the club should be determined to continue his stay.
If Gerrard is sensible he will put recruitment to one side in order to sit down with McGregor.
Now is as good a time as any to renew the 38-year-old’s contract.
An average of 1.3 saves per game (WhoScored), as well as 10 clean sheets in 13 league games, show that age is not getting the better of the Scot.
Moreover, news of a renewal could provide a significant boost in morale for both the players and the fans alike.
That would help to settle any title-related tension that may be growing and allow to club to place its sole focus on new additions.
After all, the players linked to the club this month are mainly youngsters who would have an impact in the future, rather than this crucial season.
Take Robert, for example, he has performed well at Airdrie with three goals in nine games, but that’s in League One.
He is only 20-years-old, while Doughty is 21, so neither are likely to force their way into the starting line-up if they arrived this month.
Gerrard likely knows this, and given his comments it hopefully will not be long until McGregor puts pen to paper.
In other Rangers news, Dean Windass has made a claim about another transfer target.