Gabriel Agbonlahor has tipped Jon McLaughlin to leave Glasgow Rangers in January as he looks to earn more playing time at the club.
McLaughlin could depart
Allan McGregor, though, remains Steven Gerrard’s number one and, as a result, Agbonlahor believes the 33-year-old could leave next month. He told Football Insider:
“Yes, 100 per cent.
“As a goalkeeper, if you’re a number two goalkeeper you’re not going to come on.
“If you’re a number two striker you might come on in a game but number two goalkeepers, unless there’s an injury you’re not going to come on.
“If he wants to play for Scotland then he definitely needs to be playing football.
“It might be something he looks to do for sure.”
Called “outstanding” by former Sunderland manager Jack Ross in August of last year, McLaughlin has settled in perfectly under Gerrard. However, given his displays, he will have been hoping for more playing time, and he has even admitted himself that this may become an issue.
Do you think McLaughlin will leave in January?
McGregor, with over 350 appearances for the Gers to his name, is a club legend, but at 38 years of age he is hardly the future. If McLaughlin were to play for as long as McGregor, the Gers would have him for another five years – for from impossible. As such, Gerrard should really look to play McLaughlin more regularly if he wants to keep him at the club.
In other news, Rangers face a fight to keep this in-form 29-year-old.
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