Back in January, we introduced Half-Term reports in an attempt to appraise the contributions of each member of the Rangers squad up until the winter break.

Now that the season has drawn to a close, we intend to revisit each player in turn.

Naturally, these gradings are subjective and we’d love to hear your thoughts, whether you agree or disagree!

First up, is Allan McGregor.

McGregor is back at for a second stint at Rangers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The 37-year-old returned to Ibrox from Hull City in May, signing a two-year deal.

Over the first half of the season, in particular, he was absolutely outstanding.

At that stage, Gerrard was chopping and changing at the back and he was being called on regularly during games.

He won the club’s Player of the Month award for November, while displays at St Mirren in the SPL and at home against Villarreal in the Europa League were particularly memorable.

Gerrard congratulates McGregor after he somehow kept a clean sheet against Villarreal. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty Images)

In terms of actual goalkeeping mistakes, very few spring to mind.

His poor clearance kick away at Rapid Vienna led to the goal which knocked the Gers out of the competition. Yet, they wouldn’t have been in a position to qualify had it not been for his heroics earlier in the group stage.

 

After the turn of the year, he was similarly solid. He was part of strong defensive runs in February and April and finished with 14 league clean sheets. That’s just one less than Scott Bain and Zander Clark.

Red mist an issue

However, disciplinary indiscretions since the turn of the year have soured his campaign a little.

Firstly, there was the challenge on Lewis Ferguson at Pittodrie. McGregor left his studs in on the Dons midfielder and picked up a retrospective violent conduct ban [BBC Sport].

Then, at the beginning of May, the red mist descended again. This time, he kicked out at Marc McNulty before briefly feigning injury.

McGregor protests his innocence after lashing out at McNulty. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Bobby Madden rightly flashed his red card and ruled the veteran out of the final two matches, as well as the opening day of next season.

As a senior player, these incidents were particularly disappointing. On both occasions, he was lucky not to cost his side the game, and it’s an area which must be improved upon next season.

Overall though, an excellent Ibrox comeback from McGregor who will be vital in the quest for title no.55 in 2019/20.

Half-term grade: A*

End of season grade: A

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