Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor has lost his appeal against a two-match ban – according to a report.

The Gers ace was cited by the Scottish FA’s compliance officer after colliding with Aberdeen’s Lewis Ferguson and, according to the Evening Times, his appeal has been unsuccessful.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 29: Allan McGregor of Rangers celebrates at the final whistle as Rangers beat Celtic 1-0 during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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McGregor will now miss Saturday’s Scottish Premiership clash with St. Johnstone and the Scottish Cup replay against Kilmarnock.

Despite it appearing that referee John Beaton had a clear view of the incident at the time, the compliance officer offered a ban to the Gers’ number one.

The challenge was nothing that won’t be seen up and down the country every weekend and it could well open the floodgates for the compliance officer if that is what is viewed as endangering an opponent.

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Allan McGregor of Rangers gestures during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and Villarreal CF at Ibrox Stadium on November 29, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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Ferguson was later booked for deliberately leaving a boot in on McGregor as he came for the ball – but faced no further action as the referee was deemed to have dealt with it.

 

The hearing was originally due to be heard yesterday but was postponed for 24 hours.

19th December 2018, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hibernian versus Rangers; Allan McGregor of Rangers

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Wes Foderingham will likely take McGregor’s place between the sticks with Andy Firth taking a seat on the bench following his move from Barrow.

If Foderingham is selected on Saturday, it will be his first league appearance since October 31st when he lined up against Kilmarnock.

 

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