By Ibrox News speaking to Alex McLeish

21st May, 2021 | 10:15am

Alex McLeish reacts to Allan McGregor after winning Player of the Year award

We’re delighted to welcome former Rangers manager Alex McLeish as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Ibrox…

Alex McLeish has been thrilled by Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor winning the Player of the Year award this season.

Despite the Bears breaking the record for the least goals conceded, the veteran still had plenty of work to do and had one of his best-ever campaigns at Ibrox.

McGregor was spotted in tears when handed the award, and McLeish was blown away by the “spectacular” scenes on show after his glowing campaign.

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “Greegsy has character and I voted for him.

“He’s just been a phenomenal leader, he didn’t get it because of all the spectacular saves he made of which there were many, it was his leadership.

“Just that experience and putting all that knowledge into the team. Patrolling his box like he knows every inch of it and knowing where to go when a forward is in a dangerous point.

“He showed true leadership and the never-say-die attitude.”

Tears.

McGregor is summed up by the word passion, he bleeds blue.

Steven Gerrard may have brought an exciting brand of football to Ibrox along with the likes of Michael Beale, but he has done that around experience.

The veteran keeper along with the likes of Steven Davis have been ever-present in this title charge, and they were both nominated for nearly every single award.

Seeing McGregor in tears is the opposite of the gritty steel-faced keeper we are used too in between the sticks, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Here’s to another year.

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