By Peter Lynch

24th May, 2023 | 8:31pm

Andy Walker wowed by Allan McGregor after first-half incident in Rangers v Hearts

Andy Walker was wowed by Allan McGregor in the first-half of the Scottish Premiership clash between Rangers and Hearts on Wednesday (24 May).

The Gers ace showed “all his quality” to keep out a powerful strike from Hearts forward Josh Ginnelly in the fifth minute at Ibrox.

The important save came after Lawrence Shankland had put the visitors ahead after just 45 seconds.

“It’s both Ginnelly and McGregor at their best, because it’s a really powerful shot from Ginnelly on his left-hand side,” Walker said on Sky Sports Football (19:50pm).

“But typical of McGregor to keep it out. McGregor showing all his quality there.”

Clocking out at Ibrox

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Rangers boss Michael Beale will have been heading into the match with the mindset that he needs to keep on winning, despite the fact that fierce rivals Celtic have already clinched the league title.

The manager perhaps still has a point to prove to some people behind-the-scenes at Ibrox, and indeed to some supporters, with many disgruntled at how far Celtic have pushed ahead this season.

So Beale will have made sure his players were absolutely not on holiday mode ahead of the game, even if a handful of players will be playing their final home match for the club.

Fans will, of course, want all three points, but they will also be using this game to say farewell to some iconic players who will be moving on this summer.

And one of those players is veteran goalkeeper McGregor, who kept his side in the match with the important save in the first-half at Ibrox, on what will be an emotional evening for the Gers legend.

It will be his last Rangers match at Ibrox, and while he would have wanted to keep a clean sheet, he will still be proud of the stop to deny Ginnelly.

In other Rangers news, Beale has refused to confirm if two under contract players are part of his plans for next season.