By Joe Ellis

21st May, 2022 | 9:10pm

Rangers future remains up for debate for Allan McGregor after cup final win

Allan McGregor came off the bench in the 119th minute for Rangers in their Scottish Cup triumph against Hearts at Hampden Park.

The 40-year-old gave way to cup keeper Jon McLaughlin from the start but came on for the final minute with the Light Blues destined to win the trophy on what seemed like it would be his last game for the club.

No contract talks have yet been entertained but the Scot left the door wide open for another season when he spoke to the media on the pitch after the game.

“After a holiday I could come back and do a pre-season, you never know,” McGregor said, as quoted by Football Scotland on Twitter.

Ryan Jack and Scott Wright scored the two extra-time goals for the Gers after a very dull 90 minutes to elevate Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side from nearly men to victors after losing the Europa League final on penalties in midweek.

Move on

McGregor has been outstanding for Rangers for a number of years and he has still kept his levels up this campaign despite reaching the tender age of 40.

He has kept his right as the club’s number one man in between the sticks but with his contract coming to an end this summer, maybe now is the time to say goodbye and look towards a fresh start.

Winning the Scottish Cup would be the perfect swansong on his fantastic career and he can now move on to whatever he wants to do next in his life having left Ibrox as a club icon.

van Bronckhorst will already be looking at replacements and there will be a lot of goalkeepers who’d like to come and play in Glasgow having seen what this squad managed to do in the Europa League against all odds this season and the famous atmosphere of an Old Firm game at Ibrox.

In other Rangers news, this BBC pundit was waxing lyrical about Calvin Bassey during the cup final victory on Saturday (21 May).