By Mike Slater

11th Sep, 2021 | 1:06pm

Neil McCann slams Jon McLaughlin for Rangers v St Johnstone

Rangers travelled to St Johnstone on Saturday afternoon looking to continue their momentum in the Scottish Premiership.

Steven Gerrard made many changes, with the most notable of those the absence of Conor Goldson from the defence.

Jon McLaughlin also came in, with Allan McGregor on the bench, although he was booked early on for a rash challenge.

Neil McCann was not impressed and slammed the keeper for his decision making live on BBC during the clash.

The BBC pundit did question whether it was down to rustiness given that the keeper hasn’t played for a prolonged period.

“I thought that was a really poor decision from Jon McLaughlin,” he said.

“Maybe it’s because he’s not been playing often. It’s a yellow card, correct decision.”


It wasn’t the best of decisions by McLaughlin.

The keeper is probably lucky that the incident took place where it did with Leon Balogun covering round, or he could have been taking an early shower right about now.

Gerrard has rotated his keepers this season each week, with McCrorie shining and McGregor likely featuring in the Europa League on Thursday.

The Bears aren’t expected to be busy defensively in most of these league games, so for McLaughlin to have a lapse of concentration the one moment he was called upon, it really doesn’t look great.

It’s time to move on though, accept the booking and not let it get to his head and the game at McDiarmid Park drags on.

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