Rangers fans have been sending their congratulations to club legend and goalkeeper Allan McGregor as he makes his 400th appearance for the club.
The legendary 38-year-old stopper managed to keep a clean sheet as the Gers ran out 2-0 winners at St. Mirren and made it 13 wins on the bounce in the Scottish Premiership.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) December 30, 2020
It’s been an impressive season to this point for the goalkeeper, who is in his second spell at Ibrox after coming through the youth ranks at the club as a young professional, with McGregor keeping 13 clean sheets in 21 games.
McGregor made 278 appearances in first spell at Ibrox winning 11 trophies over 11 playing seasons and he has now made over 120 since returning to the club in 2018.
McGregor – who also has 49 caps for the Scottish national team – has been a vital part of the team built by Steven Gerrard and remains a class act between the sticks despite his age.
Despite the achievement, a humble McGregor still claimed that the win was the most important thing as he discussed making his 400th appearance post-match.
“I’m more pleased with the win rather than the other two (appearance and clean sheet achievements),” said McGregor [Rangers].
“But 400 games is a good achievement and definitely one to look back on when you’re retired, so I’m pleased.
“I think we’ve played a lot better than that this season but the most important thing is the win. We say that every time.
“It’s more important than a clean sheet. I’d rather win 2-1 than draw 0-0, so the most important thing is the three points.”
Rangers fans paid tribute to the goalie on Twitter as they saluted McGregor for his commitment to the club:
Congratulations To Allan McGregor on His 400th Appearence Against Saint Mirren Today ❤️❤️🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧💙💙 pic.twitter.com/sV3uFgpAsv
— The County (@IbroxTrueBlues) December 30, 2020
Job done. Good workmanlike performance against a tough side. Another clean sheet which is a great way to celebrate McGregor’s 400th club appearance. On to Saturday now👀 #STMRAN #SPFL https://t.co/QEV4L7CdXz
— The Ibrox Channel (@TheIbroxChannel) December 30, 2020
Nice to be back in this habit of clean sheets and delighted for McGregor getting one on his 400th appearance 🧤
— Graeme Findlay (@FindlayGraeme) December 30, 2020
Gotta love his enthusiasm 🤣🤣 so laid back he's horizontal
— 🇬🇧ᗩᑎᗪƳ🇬🇧 (@LarkyRfc) December 30, 2020
The mans a legend
— Michael (@MichaelAndo88) December 30, 2020
Well done Allan keep up the good work 👍😊🇬🇧👍🏴
— davey stewart (@daveystewart9) December 30, 2020
— CSH (@cshume) December 30, 2020
— JT (@Jpt6392) December 30, 2020
What a fantastic achievement, well done Allan!! 🔴⚪️💙⚽️🤲🤲
— Cat 🏴🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@Dallasger) December 30, 2020
Congratulations Allan 💙
— GEORGE MACKAY (@georgemackay) December 30, 2020
I just absolutely love the guy
— Bongani Zungu RSC (@RscZungu) December 30, 2020
Club legend McGregor will be hoping to retain his place between the sticks as the Ibrox club welcome Celtic to Govan this weekend.
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