Europa League final perfect opportunity for Rangers veteran's stunning swansong
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Europa League final perfect opportunity for Allan McGregor's Rangers swansong

Rangers star Allan McGregor has seen and done pretty much everything there is to do as a Gers player – and the scene is set for the veteran keeper to have a stunning swansong in Seville when the Light Blues compete in the Europa League final.

After turning 40 earlier this season, McGregor is likely to call it quits at the end of the season and hang his gloves up after a trophy-laden career.

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However, after missing out on the 2008 UEFA Cup final through injury as Rangers lost to Zenit St Petersburg, he’s got the perfect opportunity to make amends and finish up his career with a European winner’s medal.

With McGregor having sat out Scottish Cup games this season, he is likely to miss out on the Hampden final when Rangers face Hearts a few days after the Europa League final in Seville.

That means the clash with Eintracht Frankfurt could be the last time he ever pulls on a Rangers jersey – almost 20 years after the first.

Europa League final sure to be emotional for Rangers stars

After winning four titles, five League Cups and three Scottish Cups, a European medal would be the perfect time for McGregor to ride off into the sunset and wrap up a career that has few – if any equals – among the Rangers goalkeepers of the past.

While some thought last season’s league title was the right time for McGregor to retire, with a Europa League final on the horizon and a chance to become truly immortal at Ibrox.

The deaths of Jimmy Bell and Walter Smith throughout the course of this season has left a cloud over Ibrox and a European final will be an emotional night for many.

For the likes of McGregor, and a few others who could be leaving this summer, it will be some high to go out on as a Europa League winner.

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