Bringing Allan McGregor back to Ibrox in 2018 was a ‘key moment’ in Steven Gerrard’s plan to bring success to Rangers, according to ex-Gers star Kenny Miller.
Miller has worked with the keeper for club and country and believes that he is the best that he has worked with over his lengthy playing career that saw him play in Scotland, England, Wales, Turkey and Canada.
Despite his advancing years, Miller believes that Greegs would “love” to continue playing – but insists that is a younger, better keeper appears on the scene then he’ll “give the jersey up, but not without a fight.”
“He might pick up wee injury issues but, for the most part, he will be one of the first names on Steven’s team-sheet, I am sure, for all the reasons we have given,” Miller told the Four Lads Had A Dream Podcast [via Glasgow Times]
“Standards, quality, ability, mentality. Everything.
“A fantastic team-mate, a great guy to have in the dressing room, but when it comes to working time and the serious head goes on the working face goes on and that is why he gets the nod. I have worked with many a good goalkeeper but, for me, he would get the nod over a few [as the best].
“Listen, if someone comes through that is better than Allan I am sure he will be the first one to say that there is someone younger that can do the job and he would give the jersey up, but not without a fight.
“I am sure he would see the progression and it is going to need to happen at some time but, at the moment, there is nobody better and that is the thing.
“I am sure when the time is right they will sit down and address the situation if Allan feels his body is capable, which by his performances it is, I am sure he would love to stay.
“Listen, he loves the club, he absolutely loves the club and everyone knows that. Getting him back was a key, key moment a few seasons ago.”
McGregor is likely to be given the afternoon off when the Light Blues face Falkirk in the League Cup this afternoon with Jon McLaughlin between the sticks.
The two keepers have been in fantastic form this season and have given each other great competition for the gloves as the Gers aim to get their hands on some silverware this season.
While McGregor has far fewer games in front of him than behind, he’ll still have a vital role to play over the coming months and can help the likes of Robby McCrorie and Kieran Wright push for first-team places at Ibrox.