A concerning stat has emerged that suggests Rangers’ goalkeepers have been struggling during the early stages of the season.
Pie & Bovril regularly share stat tables that rank the performances of Premiership clubs and players in specific areas.
Earlier this week, tables on things like penalties conceded and numbers of fouls per yellow card disproved a conspiracy theory.
Now, a list ranking goalkeeper save percentages has highlighted a potential area of concern for the Gers.
Last season, Rangers were outstanding at the back, with keepers and defenders combining to keep clean sheet after clean sheet.
Steven Gerrard’s side only conceded 13 goals in the league.
However, shutouts have been harder to come by this season.
So far, the back four have received most of the blame, but the save percentage chart shows that Allan McGregor and Jon McLaughlin haven’t been excelling between the sticks.
In a list that features the best-performing keeper at each Premiership club, McGregor – who is yet to record a clean sheet in the league – is way down in eleventh place with a save percentage of 58.3%.
After a follow-up from a supporter, it was confirmed that McLaughlin has exactly the same save percentage.
Actually exactly the same as McGregor, 58.3%.
He’s also had a clean sheet which McGregor hasn’t managed yet.
Maybe I should have put him in instead 🤪
— Pie & Bovril 🏴 (@pieandbov) November 3, 2021
They are a long way behind Craig Gordon of Hearts, who is in top spot with 82.8%.
Other than McGregor’s costly late mistake in the 1-1 home draw with Hearts last month, there haven’t been many obvious errors from either Rangers keeper.
However, while stats like these don’t tell the whole story in terms of performance levels, it’s clear that both McGregor and McLaughlin could be doing a lot better.
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