Rangers star Allan McGregor spoke to the media ahead of the tie against St Mirren on Boxing Day and it was a treat as always. The keeper was baffled at the decision by the SPFL to bring the winter break forward and postpone the clashes against Aberdeen and Celtic.

The decision means Rangers’ final game before the shutdown is now on Boxing Day and matches will resume on January 17.

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McGregor was asked if the decision to bring the break forward was for sporting grounds or to give other clubs an advantage, he gave a reply which will endear him to the Rangers faithful even more.


“Well, we all know that sporting integrity is one of the biggest things in Scotland, don’t we? So I would hope not,” Said McGregor [Rangers].

“But I don’t see why it didn’t go on the way as planned, from my personal opinion.

“Sporting integrity as we know in the last number of years is a massive part of Scottish football.” Said McGregor.

The 39-year-old makes some fair comments and on the face of the decision, it certainly feels like certain clubs will get an advantage over others due to the break being pulled forward.

Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done about it now and Rangers will need to go out and do their talking on the pitch.

McGregor has been in excellent form of late, with the early season jitters having now been forgotten about, he looks like he is back to his best.

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His contract expires at the end of the season and on this current form, it may be wise for Giovanni van Bronckhorst to give him a one-year extension.

Meanwhile, the Rangers boss has stated the winter break move makes no difference to Ibrox stars.

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