Rangers treble winner Stefan Klos has praised Allan McGregor and given his perspective on the goalkeeper’s future.
McGregor’s contract is up at the end of the season but his form has prompted calls for the 39-year-old to stay another year – Barry Ferguson remarked on the situation last week.
Now Klos has offered his view and thinks McGregor should stay since he is still at the top of his game.
He told The Sunday Post, “In terms of performances this season, he has been outstanding.
“It’s as though he has been on a personal mission to stop Celtic from doing 10-in-a-row.
“He may feel this is the perfect time to hang up his gloves. Going out in this way might be the best ever because it’s such an important title for many reasons.
“Whatever happens, he has had a brilliant career. He can be very proud.
“When his career took off and he had many games under his belt, I felt he had the ability to go and play for a top-four side in England. That’s how highly I rated him.
“I could see he had something special.”
Stay another year Allan
If ever an expert opinion was needed on this subject then surely Klos is the man to provide it.
He played more than 200 games for Rangers before retiring at the age of 36, so he knows when the time is right to call it a day.
McGregor is older than that but still going strong, and it is possible that earlier injuries in his career have helped him to continue for so long.
For example, in the 2016/17 campaign, he did not make a league appearance and that year of rest could allow McGregor to play for another season.
We really hope he does, and the prospect of playing in the Champions League should provide a big appeal.
What’s more, there is no sign that his ability, or passion, is on the decline.
Last week he fired a warning to his teammates due to a lacklustre showing against Hamilton.
He still has that drive to win and a WhoScored average rating of 6.8 means he is earning his place on merit.
There is no reason for him to retire just yet, therefore, and hopefully Steven Gerrard opens talks with him soon over a new deal.