Gerrard set to green light new deal for Rangers mainstay - Report

Rangers are reportedly set to offer veteran goalkeeper Allan McGregor a contract extension in the coming weeks.

By Jason Jones
Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 2:34 pm
Steven Gerrard with Allan McGregor. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Steven Gerrard with Allan McGregor. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

According to Football Insider, Steven Gerrard is convinced that the 38-year-old has what it takes to continue performing at the highest level for the foreseeable future, and is willing to green light a new deal for the Scot.

McGregor’s current contract expires at the end of the season, but the stopper is still very much first choice at Ibrox – even in spite of a spell on the sidelines earlier in the campaign.

In his absence, Jon McLaughlin deputised to great effect, conceding just two goals in 954 minutes of action.

But since making his recovery from the knee injury that resigned him to the treatment room earlier this term, McGregor has shown equally impressive form, and looks set to become the Gers’ record appearance-holder in European competition should he feature against Standard Liege on Thursday evening.

It is understood that his continued success between the sticks in Glasgow is set to win him a new deal that will keep him on the books at Ibrox beyond his 40th birthday in January 2022, with the Light Blues said to favour offering him a one-year extension similar to his current contract.

The report suggests that McGregor could even be handed a new agreement before the end of the year.

Speaking about his number one prior to Thursday’s meeting with Liege, Gerrard said: “Allan is up there with the best I have played with, he helps set the standard and his consistency levels from day one have been high level.”