By Doug Ward

7th May, 2023 | 1:24pm

Allan McGregor nowhere to be seen as Rangers squad arrives at Ibrox for clash v Aberdeen

Allan McGregor is not with the Rangers squad at Ibrox ahead of their Sunday clash against Aberdeen, according to BBC Scotland journalist Kheredine Idessane.

Writing via his personal Twitter account on 7 May from inside Ibrox, Idessane reported that there was “no sign” of the 41-year-old goalkeeper as the squad arrived in Govan to play the Dons.

He then suggested that Robbie McCrorie could get a chance to start in goals if McGregor, who’s widely expected to retire at the end of the season, is missing.

Good decision

There’s no point in playing any of the players who aren’t expected to be at Ibrox next season.

What’s the point in playing the likes of McGregor, Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos if they’re all going to move elsewhere or call it quits as a football player?

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There’s nothing to play for anymore in terms of challenging for silverware or for a higher position in the league so Michael Beale needs to start doing what he should have done a long time ago and start properly planning for next season.

McCrorie is 25 years old but has only played twice in the first team for the Light Blues.

He’s had loan spells away from Ibrox at Greenock Morton, Berwick Rangers, Queen of the South and Livingston. He’s even been called up to the Scotland senior squad in the past.

But Rangers managers have regularly overlooked him and that was understandable when McGregor was at the peak of his powers.

Sadly, that’s no longer the case and the decision should have been made a long time ago – perhaps last summer – to let the heroic Ibrox goalkeeper to move on and a replacement to either come in or step up.

In other Rangers news, one pundit has urged the club to be more like Celtic in the transfer window as they’re letting Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos leave for free.