Rangers manager Michael Beale has told The Scottish Sun that Allan McGregor will decide his own future.

Beale has said that no decision will be made on Rangers goalkeeper McGregor until the end of the season.

The 41-year-old goalkeeper is out of contract at the Scottish Premiership club in the summer of 2023.

The former Scotland international has been on the books of Rangers since 2018 when he returned for a second spell at Ibrox.

And despite being in his 40s now, McGregor is still the first-choice goalkeeper at Rangers.

So far this season, the former Hull City goalkeeper has made 15 appearances in the Scottish Premiership, six in the UEFA Champions League and two in the Scottish League Cup.

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Michael Beale on Allan McGregor’s Rangers future

Beale said about McGregor: “There’s a lot been said and written about Allan, but he’s the No 1 here, I’ve made that clear.

“As with any player, though, I have to look at changing it to get more out of someone later on. I haven’t discussed what will happen yet with Allan. I don’t feel there’s a rush to do that.

“There are players out of contract here, and a lot of things are up in the air. Last year was similar — the club left it to Allan to decide how his body felt.

“That will be the right thing again at the end of this season. We’ll either achieve some of our goals or we won’t. And that might move the goalposts for everybody.”

The Rangers boss added: “Allan’s a fantastic keeper due to the way he’s managed himself. He’s so professional.

“That’s the reason he’s able to do it at this age. We wouldn’t be able to afford a 27-year-old Allan McGregor. So we have to try and make one, which is what happened when he came through at Rangers.

“He came back to the club in 2018 when I came in under Steven Gerrard. He’s been incredible, some of the saves he’s made — even for me, watching the games from afar last year.”

Another season at Ibrox?

In our opinion, it would make sense for Rangers to keep Allan McGregor for another season.

Despite being 41 now, the Scotsman is at the top of his game and has continued to make important saves.

Yes, Rangers cannot rely on McGregor to be in goal forever, and they have to find a younger player who can seamlessly take his place.

However, it would make sense for Rangers to have that transition while McGregor is still at the club instead of letting him go at the end of the season and then bring in someone in to take his place.

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