Former Rangers captain Lee McCulloch believes Allan McGregor is “captain material” and insists it “must be brilliant” for Gers boss Steven Gerrard.

The veteran keeper has seen it all at Ibrox and is one of the few in Gerrard’s current squad to have been involved in a title battle as the Gers prepare for a fight with Celtic.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 01: Lee McCulloch of Rangers during the Scottish League Cup Semi-Final football match between Celtic and Rangers at Hampden Park on February 01, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Jig believes that the former Scotland number one is a leader who helps “enhance” his side with their leadership and motivation – as well as being a “top-class keeper.”

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“He’s a top-class keeper. I think he’s shown that since he made his debut. But it’s his character as well for me,” McCulloch told the Sunday Post.

“He’s a winner on the pitch and I think the biggest factor is in the dressing room. I know how influential he is there. I played with Andy Goram as well, and he was a bit of a nutter, too!

“It’s just in you. It’s not whether you are a goalie or a centre-half, you’ve got these characters and leaders that enhance a team. They motivate players and get people out of their comfort zones.

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“That’s what Allan is. He’s captain material without having the armband, and that must be brilliant for Steven Gerrard.”

McGregor has lifted three Scottish Premiership titles, three Scottish Cups and five League Cups during his time at Rangers -but the keeper is yet to get his hands in any silverware in his second stint with the club.

Allan McGregor of Glasgow Rangers during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Glasgow Rangers and FC Porto at Ibrox Park, Glasgow on Thursday 7th November 2019.

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The veteran will be desperate to change that and the Old Firm win at the end of December puts the Gers in an excellent position in the league.

With the Scottish Cup getting underway on Friday for Steven Gerrard’s side, McGregor’s experience is going to be vital for the Gers in the next few months.

 

 

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