Iconic Rangers goalkeeper Andy Goram has hailed the impact veteran shot-stopper Allan McGregor has had since his return to Ibrox last year – and insists the Gers “would be struggling” without the former Scotland number one.

McGregor has made a string of vital saves for Steven Gerrard’s side since replacing Wes Foderingham between the sticks and The Goalie picked out his performance against Livingston in the League Cup a few weeks ago, lauding it as “different class.”

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 29: Allan McGregor of Rangers in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Goram insists that McGregor’s impact at Ibrox is “plain to everyone to see” as he praised the veteran’s performances since his return to Rangers.

“It is plain to everyone to see the impact he has had. Certainly, without him this season Rangers would be struggling,” Goram said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“He is still out making saves at vital times. I was at the League Cup game against Livingston a few weeks back and he had a couple of great saves. He was different class that day.”

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There’s little doubt over McGregor’s importance to Gerrard’s side and the veteran keeper has come up trumps time and again for the Gers with crucial saves at important times.

9 May 1996: Rangers players, Richard Gough, Andy Goram and Stuart McCall show off their new Adidas shirts Mandatory Credit:

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Like Goram, McGregor has a really good knack of being able to spring into life after long spells of watching the game played out in front of him.

Although he’s still got a long, long way to go before he’s even considered in the same breath as Goram, McGregor’s return to the club has gone a long way to wiping out the hostility fans held following his decision to walk away in 2012.

 

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