Some Rangers fans have heaped praise on summer signing and Ibrox goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin for his media presence as he addressed the press ahead of the upcoming Lincoln Red Imps tie.
The big stopper has found himself between the sticks this season and played a key role in Rangers breaking a 114-year-old clean sheet record at the beginning of the season.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) September 16, 2020
An injury to regular number one Allan McGregor has allowed the 33-year-old from Edinburgh a chance with Rangers and this is something McLaughlin is incredibly grateful for.
“Of course, I am very proud to have got that opportunity with a winning team, and to be a part of a little piece of history for the club and the league is always fantastic,” said McLaughlin [Rangers].
“Collectively as a whole team – the staff and the club – it is something to take confidence from.
“We know it is only a small step or a small outcome in the bigger picture of what we are trying to do, but it is a great start and is exactly what we wanted to hit the ground running in this new campaign.
“So we take a lot of positives from that, and personally, it has been great to be involved in that.”
The big keeper spoke incredibly professionally and held himself very well in front of the press as the Gers look forward to the QR2 Europa League tie.
McLaughlin spoke about the standards at Ibrox and the need to constantly reach the demands of the coaching staff and at this point, he’s verging on the signing of the season so far.
Who’d have thought at the beginning of this season there would be a proper competition for the number one jersey with Mr Consistent Allan McGregor missing out?
Some Rangers fans lauded McLaughlin as they praised his confident media presence ahead of the Lincoln Red Imps match:
Big Jon McLaughlin is a leader. You just have to listen to him during the presser, today. He gets it! What a signing he has been, so far.
— Captain Gough (@RangersMan84) September 16, 2020
Big Jon just doing his job
— John boy (@mrjohnrgray5382) September 16, 2020
I can see Jon McLaughlin being at Rangers longer than the two years he signed for.
— Kevin Wakeham (@KEGW1995) September 16, 2020
Jon McLaughlin in the rare category of intelligent footballer, really well spoken.
Never knew he done 8 clean sheets in a row for Hearts, clearly has a bigger impact on the defence than just saving shots
— M (@RoyalBlue1872) September 16, 2020
McLaughlin joined Rangers in the summer after his contract expired at League One Sunderland, having joined the Black Cats from Scottish rivals Hearts.