Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst looks set to have a major puzzle on his hands as the Ibrox side could be severely weakened in the goalkeeping department, with three players contracts expiring at the end of the season.
Allan McGregor, Jon McLaughlin, and Andy Firth are, as it stands, set to leave the club in the summer upon the expiration of their contracts.
Although there is still plenty of time to tie them down on new deals, the clock is ticking. Andy Firth likely won’t be offered a new deal, but McGregor and McLaughlin could still play key roles next season.
Allan McGregor still has one more season in him
The 39 year old had a rough patch at the start of the season, making a few errors, with one against Hearts costing Rangers all three points.
At the time, it looked like it could be the last campaign for the iconic keeper. Since van Bronckhorst has been in charge of the side, his form has improved significantly, and he has played a key role as Rangers have only conceded twice under the Dutchman.
A new deal would be more than welcomed for the veteran, even combining playing with a coaching role so he can pass down his knowledge.
Jon McLaughlin is a ready-made replacement
The 34-year-old hasn’t put a foot wrong when standing in for McGregor and could well make the step up if required.
Will the player want to stay at the club with Robbie McCrorie breathing down his neck for a starting berth and pressuring him into performing well every week? This remains to be seen, if I was Gio I would tie him down for another year.
Are these two really better than the options we have at the minute? they are certainly performing well at their respective clubs, yet playing for Rangers is another level, a step up which many simply aren’t able to handle.
Whatever happens over the next few months, van Bronckhorst has a major puzzle to solve, hopefully he makes the correct decisions.