Rangers star’s Celtic horror show has fans turning to forgotten Ibrox talent
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Rangers star’s Celtic horror show has fans turning to forgotten Ibrox talent

Rangers goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin put in one of the all-time Old Firm horror shows as an inept Celtic showing intensifies calls for Robby McCrorie to be given a chance.

The Scotland international keeper was in woeful form for this humbling and was undoubtedly the worst of an exceptionally bad bunch as the Gers support continue to lick their wounds.

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Absolutely hammered in the eastend of Glasgow, the 4-0 result was the least Celtic deserved but had the Rangers keeper kept his nerve things might’ve been different.

Jon McLaughlin meekly palmed the ball away and saw it trickle over the line for Liel Abada to score Celtic’s first, before he was easily lobbed by Portuguese winger Jota for the second goal.

Cutting a nervous figure throughout, Jon McLaughlin was then painfully nutmegged by Liel Abada to make it three before half-time.

To add insult to injury, the Rangers goalkeeper then gifted the Parkhead club a fourth by sliding the ball to David Turnbull and making the result even worse on the day.

There is no doubt about it; Jon McLaughlin’s horror show was as inept an Old Firm showing as there has EVER been and now Rangers fans feel the keeper needs to come out of the side.

Rangers fans lament Jon McLaughlin Celtic showing

The entire team let the club and support down but in this moment Jon McLaughlin sparked major fears that he doesn’t have what it takes to be the Rangers goalkeeper.

Allan McGregor – handed a new contract ahead of this campaign – has played only against Queen of the South and has been a monumental figure in these games before.

Starting McLaughlin in Celtic Park proved to be a fatal mistake for Rangers and the club will regret not starting the Scotland veteran.

But given McGregor’s flailing performances for Rangers last season domestically, with the goalkeeper contributing to some major dropped points, there are doubts that the Ibrox legend is the man to reinstate confidence and optimism between the sticks.

The other option is Rangers academy keeper Robby McCrorie, who valiantly performed against Celtic last season as a covid-decimated Ibrox side beat the Parkhead club 1-0 at Ibrox.

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With both McGregor, 40, and Jon McLaughlin, 33, entering the twilight of their careers perhaps putting some faith in the once highly-rated Scotland youth international might pay dividends.

Because at present, both the goalkeepers Giovanni van Bronckhorst has put his faith in domestically have wound up costing his team and if he isn’t careful, they could wind up costing him his job too.

Meanwhile, a leading Rangers club insider has dropped a major hint regarding the future fee attached to a loanee taking Ibrox by storm.