Former Gers star and pundit, Alex Rae, has raved about the performances of Rangers linked Vaclav Hladky for St Mirren this season, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
The 29-year-old goalkeeper claimed back in November that the Rangers had opened negotiations with a view to bringing him to Ibrox when his Buddies contract expires in the summer [Scottish Sun].
The claim was dismissed as agent talk by Steven Gerrard [Daily Record], but the former Czech Republic youth international has been outstanding this season.
Rae has certainly been impressed, naming him as the Paisley side’s Player of the Season, while also selecting him between the sticks in his Team of the Season so far.
“He just beats Jon Obika,” he said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun. “I know Obika’s scored some important goals but Hladky has 10 clean sheets.”
“For me he’s at least 10 points of a difference because he is one of the stand-out goalkeepers in the division.”
Hladky deserves plenty of credit for the fact that St Mirren currently sit ninth in the top flight despite being comfortably the lowest scorers in the division.
His tally of 10 clean sheets is the fourth-highest behind Allan McGregor, Fraser Forster and Mark Gillespie, with his shot-stopping of a consistently high standard since he arrived in Scotland in January 2019.
Right now, as public health rightly takes precedence, there’s a lot of uncertainty with regards to the remainder of the season as well as the prospective dates of the transfer window.
Yet, with Hladky soon available for free, it’ll be interesting to see whether or not the Gers attempt to snap him up.