The Scottish Masters Cup for 2023 takes place in September and Rangers will be hoping to improve on last year’s showing with a new face potentially between the sticks in Allan McGregor.

The Light Blues team has been named except for the goalkeeper and with a host of former teammates in front of him, the recently retired stopper has to be favourite to take the number one shirt.

Rangers will have as good a chance as any after their results in 2022 and, with Allan McGregor in goals, their hopes will grow even further.

Allan McGregor player of Rangers, during the match of the
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Rangers return already for Allan McGregor?

A defeat to Liverpool in the first game was followed by victory over Manchester United and a chance of making it to the final rested on beating Celtic.

Unfortunately, goals from Kris Boyd and Pedro Mendes weren’t enough as a 2-2 draw saw both sides of the Old Firm miss out and a Liverpool v Manchester United final.

Rangers are yet to name who will wear the gloves but Allan McGregor is the obvious choice, even if he is the one who will probably be most reluctant.

So far, Alan Hutton and Maurice Ross will provide the athleticism in defence with Lee McCulloch, Barry Ferguson and Graham Dorrans in midfield.

The latter is a late call up to replace Pedro Mendes and should be flying seeing as he is still playing for Johnstone Burgh.

The forward line sees a familiar pairing in Kenny Miller and Kris Boyd.

Rangers v Heart of Midlothian - Scottish Cup Final
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The 60x30m indoor pitch will seem bigger for some than it is for others but, on the whole, Rangers have a good looking side in terms of ability and current physical condition.

If Rangers can add Allan McGregor to an already impressive line-up, our name is surely going to be engraved on the trophy….

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