By Saikat Mandal

28th Nov, 2021 | 5:10pm

BBC pundit drools over Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor

Brian Rice was full of praise for Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor for his brilliant performance against Livingston on Sunday.

The Gers won 3-1 away from Ibrox, where McGregor was simply outstanding.

In the 41st minute of the game, McGregor produced the save of the game, and Rice hailed it as “absolutely magnificent”.

“Do you think those supporters are still talking about McGregor being out the team? Absolutely magnificent save,” said Rice on BBC Radio Scotland (via BBC Sport).

“But, again, Goldson has lost track of his runner and allows a free header and the goalie has to bail him out.”

Silencing critics

McGregor was brutally criticised during Rangers’ 3-1 defeat against Hibernian in the Scottish League Cup semi-final earlier this month.

The 39-year-old goalkeeper has produced a brilliant display today to silence his critics.

Odin Bailey sent a cross into the penalty box that took a flick off the head of Scott Arfield. Connor Goldson had lost his marker and Alan Forrest poked it towards goal.

However, McGregor was quick to scoop the winger’s goalbound effort over the crossbar.

It was an astonishing save. At that point Livingston had pulled one back to make it 2-1 and had that gone in, the momentum would have shifted completely.

That save kept Rangers in the game. When Fashion Sakala scored in the second half, the victory was sealed.

Once again, Goldson was very poor and he should thank McGregor here for bailing him out.

Rangers have extended their lead to six points at the top of the table over Hearts who have played a game more.

In other Rangers news, a Sky Sports pundit has hit out at something “ridiculous” he heard said about this Gers star.