Rangers keeper Allan McGregor isn’t exactly known to be fond of the press and once again the Ibrox legend’s pre-match press conference has caught the eye of supporters.
Speaking alongside new manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst ahead of the Europa League clash with Sparta Prague, Gers stopper McGregor was stunned into life when asked a question by a journalist.
Giving a suitably deadpan answer, McGregor circumnavigated questions and refused to answer anything regarding comments made by Connor Goldson.
When he was first asked a question by a journalist, McGregor quips, “aw yer jokin’, I was enjoying masel there”, referencing simply listening to the comments of GVB.
Asking what role veteran goalkeeper McGregor has in the transition from Gerrard to van Bronckhorst McGregor gave little away.
“I don’t think it changes to be honest, I’m still the same person,” said McGregor [Rangers].
“So I just think it’s keep on doing what I’ve been doing, outwith the playing round the training ground I don’t think anything changes.”
McGregor was then pressed on the comments of Connor Goldson – who claimed the squad had lost a bit of “hunger” after the defeat to Hibs – and McGregor wasn’t having any of it.
‘I don’t listen to anything or read anything so av heard nothing’
Greegsy delivering the content again 😂 pic.twitter.com/hACND9slkR
— ַ (@A1S93x) November 24, 2021
“As you well know, I don’t read papers or listen to things so I’ve naw heard what he said,” said McGregor.
“I thought this was about Thursday this press conference? That didn’t happen, that’s nothing to do with tomorrow I don’t think.”
Fans have gotten used to McGregor being deadpan in his approach to the press and once again reacted as the Ibrox goalie refused to give any soundbites to the media:
McGregor answer is just class. Get them told 🤣
— Alan McPhail (@almcp01) November 24, 2021
McGregor is brutal on press conferences 🤣🤣🤣🤣
— craigyk _1872 (@craigyk_1872) November 24, 2021
McGregor deflected in his usual manner…✊😂🙌
— PAULENE /wee-p🇬🇧/// (@weepaulene) November 24, 2021
Dear oh dear Allan 🤣🤣
— Millie Mills (@millie1811) November 24, 2021
Can't tell with Mcgregor whether he has listened to the comments and not wanting to talk about it or he has and again not interested in talking about it but poor Chris Jack 😂 https://t.co/LB4hOXwp0c
— Barry (@BKRFC1972) November 24, 2021
Allan McGregor interviews are always absolutely terrific viewing 😂
— Barry Binnie (@BigBazzaB) November 24, 2021
Allan McGregor his usual bubbly self at the press conference, I see.
— 𝗥𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗱𝗼 (@ronaldvonbraun) November 24, 2021
However – all this said – whilst it’s all well and good McGregor batting back against the press in his usual style this was a chance to hear from a player regarding the comments.
Rangers fans were stung by Goldson’s suggestion and – whilst we don’t really expect anything less from McGregor – perhaps there’s an argument fans have been short-changed here.
McGregor, 39, has also come in for some criticism this week as supporters demand more from a player who looks a shadow of the one who drove the club to 55 last season.