Rangers manager Steven Gerrard will face a selection problem when Gers mainstay Allan McGregor returns to full fitness after the impressive start Jon McLaughlin has made to his Ibrox career.

McGregor has struggled with a niggly injury since the return to action this summer and McLaughlin has proven to be a more-than-capable replacement for the veteran.

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The former Hearts and Sunderland star is yet to concede a goal as Rangers equalled a 71-year-old club record with four clean sheets in their opening four league games, and it will be hard to drop McLaughlin after the keeper played an important role in shutting out the opposition.

McGregor isn’t likely to be sidelined for too long but with every passing game, McLaughlin is making a stronger case to keep the jersey once McGregor does return to action.


After the exit of Wes Foderingham over the summer, Gerrard seems much more comfortable with his goalkeeping options and the Gers boss will have a tough decision on his hands over whether to retain McLaughlin or reinstate McGregor.

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With the latter entering the final stage of his career, Gerrard might just opt to stick with McLaughlin and give some sort of continuity and consistency to his backline in the title race.

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Whichever one he does opt for, the Gers have a wealth of goalkeeping talent at the club so it isn’t a bad problem for Gerrard to have to mull over.

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