The Rangers fans in the Transfer Tavern have been discussing the spot between the sticks at Ibrox, after a story in the Daily Mail has emerged, linking Allan McGregor with a return to Rangers when his current deal with Hull City expires. The Scottish ‘keeper, who’s amassed 38 caps for his country, spent 11 years as a Ger between being promoted from the club’s U20s in 2001 to leaving for Besiktas on a free transfer in 2012.
Definitely welcome Allan McGregor back. Hopefully it goes through no bother.
Playing at a high level, and streets ahead Foderingham; at 36 he's in prime goalkeeping years.
No brainer. pic.twitter.com/DhVobENg9K
— Ibrox Loyal (@IL_Official) April 24, 2018
The 36-year-old shot-stopper may be reaching the age that he wants to hang up his gloves, although he’s definitely got one more contract in him as he approaches the end of his spell with Hull City, having been at the club since summer 2013. The Scottish gloveman’s contract runs out in just a few months and Hull look unlikely to renew his contract, despite the fact he’s started 43 times for the club and kept 12 clean sheets, recently starring a a bizarre game that finished 5-5 between Hull and Bristol City.
In Glasgow, Graeme Murty’s side currently have Wes Foderingham, Liam Kelly and Jay Alnwick as their first, second and third choice stoppers. The Bluenoses propping up our bar have been debating whether the experienced McGregor would warrant a spot in the first team ahead of their current number one, Foderingham. The goalkeeping position had rarely come up for debate at Ibrox, with fans focusing on other areas for improvement in the summer, although it has to be said that whilst McGregor may not necessarily be thrown into the first team, his know-how and experience would play a positive role in the dressing room.
After reading that, you can get the opinions of our resident Gers:
Hopefully he comes back in . Would also love it if Kyle Bartley ended up with us in summer.
— James McGuire (@JimboMcG1983) April 24, 2018
His prime was 6 or 7 years ago Foderingham can be like him if we give him the proper time to get on his level
— William (@william_quinn10) April 24, 2018
He's the best keeper in the country, hands down
— Peña Cartel (@Pena_Cartel) April 24, 2018
Not a chance, too old and slow now, he has had his day.
— paul1960g (@paul1960g) April 24, 2018
Never streets ahead of Wes!!!
— chris gray (@biscuit2410) April 24, 2018
Where are these rumours coming from?
— john! (@johnscottkevan) April 24, 2018
36 in his prime??? i think it will be as back up to wes & to help bring the youth on!
— Muzz (@muzz_1872) 24 April 2018
Better than Gordon as well
— Linda (@linda_taylor01) 24 April 2018