BBC Scotland journalist Tom English was blown away by Allan McGregor after the Rangers goalkeeper impressed in the 4-1 win against Celtic at Ibrox on Sunday.
With the scores level in the first half, McGregor produced a stunning save to stop Mohamed Elyounoussi scoring from distance when the Celtic player’s long-range shot was tipped onto the crossbar.
Moments later, Rangers opened the scoring through Kemar Roofe and Callum McGregor was sent off for the away side.
We’ve come to expect these sorts of saves from McGregor this season but English reserved some massive praise for the 39-year-old.
As quoted on the BBC Sport website, English said on Sportsound: “It doesn’t matter how old you are as a keeper, McGregor’s world-class. He’s still world-class. He’s a top-notch goalkeeper.”
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Wouldn’t it be incredible if McGregor wins the Rangers player of the season award?
For all the goals we’ve scored and for all the stunning outfield performances, McGregor is still one of the best performers at the club – even though he’s 39.
McGregor has kept us in games, he’s won us games and he’s stopped us from losing games. Without him, we wouldn’t have won the title so convincingly and we certainly wouldn’t be unbeaten in the league.
McGregor’s definitely going to be at Ibrox next season after a contract extension was announced recently.
But he’ll be entering his 40th year next season. Will we need to replace him next summer?
Hopefully that won’t be something Steven Gerrard and Ross Wilson will have to think about because it’s fair to say that McGregor is getting better and better.
If we’re lucky, we might be able to get another three or four years out of the legendary stopper.
In other Rangers news, this Gers target confirms he has an agreement to join a new club.