Celtic ace says one Rangers player has been outstanding this season

Callum McGregor

Celtic central midfielder Callum McGregor has told The Scottish Sun that his vote for PFA Player of the Year award went to Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor.

The stopper returned to Rangers in the summer of 2018 for his second spell at Ibrox after leaving Hull City in the Championship in England at the end of last season.

McGregor has been superb for the Gers and is the undisputed first-choice goalkeeper under manager Steven Gerrard.

The 37-year-old Scotsman was not among the shortlisted nominees for the PFA Player of the Year award in Scotland, but Celtic midfielder McGregor believes that the former Besiktas goalkeeper has been one of the best players in the Scottish Premiership this season, and has revealed that he voted for him.

“I voted for Allan McGregor. I think he has been outstanding,” he said.

“There were so many moments, especially towards the start of the season, where he kept Rangers in games in Europe at times with massive saves.

“In the first Old Firm match this season Allan was outstanding, he really kept the score down that day as well. So I think his experience has been massive for Rangers and bringing their team together.”

McGregor has been one of the best signings in the Scottish Premiership this season, and the best bit is that he did not cost Rangers anything in transfer fees.

The 37-year-old may be coming towards the end of his footballing career, but he is still going strong, and it is hard to see Wes Foderingham displacing the former Scotland international from his first-choice status next season.

Moreover, McGregor recently retired from international duty for Scotland, meaning that he will have more time to rest and recover from games and will have more time off over the course of a season.

However, it will not be a bad idea for Rangers to start looking for a young and promising goalkeeper to succeed him in the coming years.

Someone in his early 20s will be ideal, as he will be able to learn from the veteran next season.

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Author: chris darwen