Rangers manager Steven Gerrard gave a big hint that Allan McGregor could see his Ibrox return extended beyond this season after suggesting the keeper could see a new deal “kick in” if he plays a certain number of games.

The veteran returned to Ibrox last summer after six years away from the Gers and has been an indispensable member of Gerrard’s side ever since.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 21: Allan McGregor of Rangers gestures during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers FC and Blackburn Rovers at Ibrox Stadium on July 21, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The keeper has shown his quality time and again, although some feared he might call it quits at the end of the season when his existing contract ends.

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Gerrard, however, admits that the former Scotland number one feels great and should be able to continue playing for a while yet.

“Looking at him on a daily basis he looks in good shape,” Gerrard told Rangers TV.

 

“He’s in good form, he’s happy, he’s enjoying his football. If that continues then, of course, we’d want him around for longer than his contract suggests but there also might be something in the contract that if he plays a certain amount of games then something might kick in anyway.”

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McGregor’s return saw Wes Foderingham pushed down to number two, and an extension to McGregor’s contract could surely spell the end of Fod’s time at Ibrox as it’s hard to see him prepared to spend another season sat on the bench.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Allan McGregor of Rangers reacts with Rangers manager Steven Gerrard during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and Villarreal CF at Ibrox Stadium on November 29, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (

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If McGregor does win an extension, then it’ll likely be the last deal of his career as he rapidly approaches his 38th birthday.

However, the keeper has kept himself in fantastic shape but should the Gers lift the title this year – or go even better and win a treble – it would be the perfect way for McGregor to bring his career full circle and hang his gloves up.

 

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