Scotland manager Alex McLeish has insisted there are no issues with Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor after he was cited by the Scottish FA’s compliance officer recently.

The Gers keeper was hit with a two-match ban for a challenge on Lewis Ferguson, leading to fears he would make himself unavailable for national team duty.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Alex McLeish, Manager of Scotland speaks to the media during a Scotland press conference at Hampden Park on November 19, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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McLeish thinks McGregor is “bigger than that” and believes he’ll be available for the opening European Championship qualifiers against Kazakhstan and San Marino.

“Are there any concerns about Allan?” said the Scotland manager, as quoted by the Evening Times.

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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“No, I don’t think so. The SFA are the governing body and we are all part of it but no, I don’t think so.

“That would be like me back in the day going up for one of my disciplinary hearings and shouting ‘Jock, Mr Stein – that’s it, I’m not playing for Scotland any more’.

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“That won’t be an issue with Allan, he is bigger than that.”

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Allan McGregor of Rangers gestures during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and Villarreal CF at Ibrox Stadium on November 29, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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McGregor has picked up 42 caps already and should have more but was banned by the Scottish FA previously for his part in ‘Boozegate.’

Since returning to Rangers last summer, McGregor has shown why he’s the best goalkeeper in the country with a string of impressive performances.

At 37, McGregor won’t have many opportunities left to represent Scotland and will surely have ambitions of representing his country at a major tournament before hanging his boots up.