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.
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.
“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.
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.