Rangers legend thinks dropping Gers star is 'throwing away the title'
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Barry Ferguson thinks critics of Rangers star are just 'jumpy'

Former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson thinks Gio van Bronckhorst would be “throwing away the title” if he succumbed to pressure from fans and replaced veteran keeper Allan McGregor after a string of poor performances.

The 40-year-old has come in for criticism over his recent showings, with the Rangers number one costing the Gers points on a number of occasions after making a mistake.

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However, Ferguson thinks the response from fans has been more about them becoming ‘jumpy’ during the title race than McGregor being on the decline.

“We’ve all heard the debate over the past few days, since my old mate lost a couple of goals at home to Motherwell,” Ferguson said [Daily Record]. “I’m not going to pretend being unaware of what’s being said about him and I know there a few fans wanted him taken out of the firing line at McDiarmid Park on Wednesday night.

“I get it. The whole season is coming down to the wire and folk are getting jumpy. They look at a guy who turned 40 years old a couple of weeks ago and they’re worrying that he’s become a weak link.

“But these people need to stop and think for a minute and, no, I’m not playing the old pals’ act here. I’m telling you now, this guy is still the best goalkeeper in Scotland, never mind at Ibrox.

“And if you take him out of that team right now you might just be throwing away the title while you’re at it.”

McGregor’s mistakes against Motherwell and Ross County recently have cost the Gers four points in the title race and could well be moments that come back to haunt Rangers.

While Ferguson sticking up for his pal is admirable, suggesting his critics are just ‘jumpy’ is the sort of nonsense that saw Barry get his jotters at Alloa.

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