BBC Sportscene pundits were blown away by Allan McGregor after another brilliant save on Sunday as Rangers chalked up a big Old Firm victory over Celtic.
Shortly before Kemar Roofe opened the scoring midway through the first half McGregor made a crucial fingertip save to deny Hoops winger Mohamed Elyounoussi at Ibrox, prior to the home side running out 4-1 winners.
The veteran goalkeeper was able to divert the Norway international’s effort onto the bar to leave BBC Sportscene [02/05/21] pundits Richard Foster and Steven Thompson purring.
“This is a great strike, big McGregor proves himself again,” Foster said.
“Phenomenal, how many saves like that has he pulled out this season,” Thompson replied.
Foster: “I’m getting sick of talking about it.”
The ever-reliable McGregor has proven time and time again he is always ready to stand up and be counted when we need him most.
Sunday’s clash could have been so very different had the 39-year-old not pulled off that big stop just before Roofe’s opener.
Less than two minutes later the landscape of the fifth Old Firm of the season had changed completely with Gers one goal to the good and the visitors a man down after the dismissal of Callum McGregor.
That just could not have happened without our stopper pulling out another top-class save to prevent a goal-bound effort.
His winning mentality will have him fuming at the goal that the Light Blues did give up from a corner but it means the club has still only conceded 13 goals in 36 Scottish Premiership games so far, a quite staggering statistic that shows the foundations of our success this season.
Luckily he’s agreed to keep going for at least one more year and that’s music to the ears of Steven Gerrard and all Gers supporters.
He might be the senior statesman in our side but he’s still one of our most important players and comes out on top so often that pundits like Foster are getting sick of repeating the same praise.
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