Easter Sunday’s old firm game was a match that stood out for all the right reasons. The match was absorbing and the game was played in an excellent spirit. It was clear that the players and management had taken on board the advice of the police and other security officials and got on with producing a game of football. This allowed some of the players to showcase their abilities. This Monday morning, Rangers fans may be a little worried.
Goalkeeper Alan McGregor produced an outstanding display; one world class stop as well as a stunning penalty save that kept Rangers in the game. Yet, it was not just Sunday’s game, Ranger’s fans will tell you their goalkeeper has been outstanding all season, and after yesterdays performance, Ally McCoist’s first job might be to fend off some very serious interest from the Premier League.
There is a joke among English football fans that you should not buy Scottish goalkeepers. To be totally honest, I have never understood the joke because when I was growing up, Scotland had goalkeepers like Andy Goram and Jim Leighton, who in my opinion were every bit as good as anything England had to offer. Alan McGregor looks like a goalkeeper that would thrive under the pressure of the English Premier League. He is a very confident keeper, excellent at claiming crosses in his area and his distribution is fantastic. He is a goalkeeper that looks confident, that expects to save every shot and a confident keeperr is normally the best type. After his performances this season, Rangers will have a very tough job keeping their man.
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