By Mike Slater

26th Sep, 2021 | 7:30am

Chris Iwelumo shares if Jon McLaughlin should have seen red in Rangers win v Dundee

Chris Iwelumo has insisted that Bobby Madden was right only to caution Jon McLaughlin in Rangers 1-0 win against Dundee.

The keeper brought down Paul McMullan for a penalty in the second half but was deemed to have made a genuine attempt for the ball.

James McPake went wild claiming it should have been red but Iwelumo disagreed and believes the decision was right in the end.

Speaking on BBC Sportscene, Iwelumo insisted that Madden got it spot on not to show the stopper his marching orders.

“He’s spot-on,” he said.

“Jon McLaughlin comes out, I think he actually initially think he’s trying to block a shot from McMullan, he does take him down, no doubt about the penalty.

“His arm is up because he’s coming out to save a shot. It’s a genuine attempt for the ball, I think it’s a yellow card.”


McLaughlin may have been fragile in giving away the penalty, but he was heroic in keeping it out and saving the blushes of the defence ahead of him.

McPake would never have been complaining if the spot-kick had gone in, but he couldn’t bear to see his side that has now failed to score in four, blank again.

It was never a red card, no one can say that was a genuine attempt to bring the man down as he was through.

McLaughlin spread himself expecting the shot, and McMullan decided to go round, do people just expect the keeper to stand still and not try and save a shot?

Allan McGregor will be back between the sticks on Thursday, but McLaughlin will keep his spot in the league games to come as he looks to continue his clean sheet record.

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