Rangers have let two senior goalkeepers leave Ibrox this summer in Wes Foderingham and Jak Alnwick – but the Gers might have seen their replacement become available yesterday when St. Mirren confirmed Vaclav Hladky has left the Buddies.

The Czech shot-stopper has long been linked with the short switch from Paisley to Ibrox and after his Saints contract expired, he could well be on his way to Rangers to offer some back-up to Allan McGregor.

PAISLEY, SCOTLAND - MAY 26: St Mirren goal keeper Vaclav Hladky poses with St Mirren manager Oran Kearney as St Mirren win the play-off final by beating Dundee United after extra time and penalties during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership Play-off Final second leg match between St Mirren and Dundee United at St Mirren Park on May 26, 2019 in Paisley, Scotland.

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Rangers will still have Andy Firth and Robby McCrorie but it seems likely that the latter will go out on loan again while the former isn’t really up to the standard required to really push McGregor for the gloves.

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The Sunday Post recently reported that Hladky is Rangers’ top target and a move for the 29-year-old would make a lot of sense for Steven Gerrard.

 

Hladky already knows the league well and has experienced much of what Scottish football will throw at him and his experience would see him viewed as a more trusted deputy.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 29: Alan McGregor of Rangers during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on December 29, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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His performances for St. Mirren have regularly attracted plaudits and there’s a realistic argument that without him between the posts, St. Mirren may well have found themselves in the Championship.

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After rejecting a new deal at St. Mirren Park, Hladky appears to have option on the table for his next move – and the short hop to Ibrox would be one few fans would have any complaints about.

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