Club explain why key star has been dropped amid rumours regarding major Hearts debacle
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Key Rangers absence explained as Gers handed injury boost v St Mirren

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has explained the absence of Allan McGregor from the Rangers squad for the trip to St Mirren.

The Gers are without their legendary goalkeeper for the clash with the Buddies but have been boosted by the news Leon Balogun makes the cut.

That means that McGregor’s absence is the only change from the 2-0 Europa League win over Brondby with Jon McLaughlin taking his place between the sticks.

After McGregor’s fumble against Hearts last weekend, it had some questioning the decision on social media.


The legendary Gers stopper fumbled to allow Craig Halkett to score a late equaliser for the Jambos but it’s clear this has little to do with Gerrard’s decision-making.

The Ibrox gaffer took to RangersTV pre-match to explain McGregor’s absence.

When asked by the interviewer if the absence was a case of managing Rangers legend McGregor, Gerrard said:

“We’re going to have to. He’s at that age.

“He’s played on and made a decision for us and when we had that chat it was about me saying to Allan at certain times I’ll look after him.

“We want Allan fit and available for the rest of the season – he’s so important to us – but at times I can’t ask him to keep going game, game, game because his body’s at a stage that it needs looking after from time to time.”

Rangers will be hoping to go three points clear in the Scottish Premiership with victory over Hearts after the Jambos stumbled against Dundee.

Whilst the Tynecastle side dropped two points in the 1-1 draw, one player who’s been extensively linked to Ibrox continues to impress.

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