Former Rangers goalkeeper Jak Alnwick will have a point to prove on Sunday as he returns to Ibrox with St Mirren.

The 27-year-old joined the Gers in 2017 from Port Vale and only officially left earlier this summer following a three-year stay.

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Jak Alnwick during his time at Rangers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, Alnwick spent a large amount of his time as a contracted Rangers player either out of favour or away on loan, making just 11 appearances for the club.

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Shortly after Steven Gerrard’s arrival at Ibrox, the former England youth international was shipped out to EFL League One outfit Scunthorpe United and last season he returned to the same division to play for Blackpool.

He established himself as the no.1 keeper at both clubs, but a good run of form at Bloomfield Road was ended when he sustained a broken arm on Boxing Day.

 

After months on the sidelines and then a period of uncertainty during the global health crisis, he was released by Rangers and snapped up by St Mirren as a replacement for Vaclav Hladky.

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Hladky impressed during his time with St Mirren but opted to leave in the summer and is yet to find a new club. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Alnwick did well on his competitive debut for the Buddies last weekend, making a pair of saves and keeping a clean sheet in a win over Livingston.

Now, he’s set to return to Ibrox with a point to prove.

The ex-Newcastle United man didn’t make a single Rangers appearance after Gerrard’s arrival at the club and he’ll no doubt be hoping to put in a strong performance to show that he is, in fact, capable of excelling on the big stage.

Gerrard may be without his own no.1 for the match with Allan McGregor an injury doubt [Evening Express], but he’ll be more than content to have Jon McLaughlin to call upon as a replacement and will feel that his side should have too much attacking quality for the visitors to handle.

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