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Rangers: Keeper should not be so quick to dismiss Ibrox approach

Rangers: Keeper should not be so quick to dismiss Ibrox approach

Rangers have been credited with an interest in signing Watford’s 24-year-old Austrian goalkeeper, Daniel Bachmann, currently on loan at Premiership rivals Kilmarnock.

Bachmann has been impressive for Killie since getting his chance, which has seen him between the posts in their last 19 league games, conceding 16 goals, while achieving 9 clean sheets in that time.

The player has distanced himself from the Glasgow giants, though, in favour of wanting to stake a claim for the starting role at Vicarage Road.

According to the Daily Star, the player said: “Rangers have made contact with my English agents.

“But for now I’ll focus exclusively on Kilmarnock.

“From June I will be a Watford player once more and I want to make my name in the Premier League.

“Right now I am only bothered about helping Kilmarnock achieve their objectives.”

That the club are looking at potential new goalkeepers puts a question mark over how long 37-year-old stopper, Alan McGregor can continue as number one at Ibrox, with Gerrard seemingly looking to ease in younger players.

And with the Rangers stalwart being out of contract in the summer, it may be the perfect time to offer him a player/coach role at the club, which could keep him involved on the bench and in and around the first team, but allow him to offer his experience, and knowledge, to help the younger keepers.

Bachmann will have a job on his hands to oust former England goalkeeper Ben Foster at Watford, and with McGregor nearing the end of his playing career, the young Austrian may be foolish to dismiss an approach from Rangers, with it likely to be a great opportunity for him to become the club’s first choice in the position.

What do you think of Rangers’ reported interest in younger keepers? Would you like to see McGregor offered a coaching role at the end of his current deal? Let us know…

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