Former Rangers keeper Cammy Bell insists that Jon McLaughlin deserves to keep his place in Steven Gerrard’s starting XI until he makes a mistake or the Gers lose.

McLaughlin has made an impressive start to his Gers career after seeing Allan McGregor struggling with injury and Bell admits it hasn’t been a surprise to see him do so well.

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The Scotland international has picked up five clean sheets from five games for Rangers and Bell thinks McLaughlin could be Rangers number one for a few years to come.

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“I’ve not been surprised by the impact Jon has made,” Bell told the Scottish Sun.

“He played with Sunderland who are a club with big expectations and that stood him in good stead going to Rangers.

“I think he’s a great signing to be honest. They’ve brought somebody in that’s got experience and is an international goalkeeper.



“Allan’s a little bit older so they’ve got someone there who is ready to take over when he decides his time is up.

“I can’t see Jon being dropped until Rangers lose a game or he makes a mistake.”

McLaughlin looks certain to start this afternoon when Dundee United visit Ibrox and the keeper will be hoping to extend his impressive run of clean sheets.

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With McGregor injured and Robby McCrorie out on loan, the former Hearts keeper has a fantastic chance to cement himself as the Rangers number one for the foreseeable future.

It is definitely a good dilemma for Steven Gerrard to have after the manager spent the last two years with a second keeper in Wes Foderingham that he didn’t seem to rate.

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