Former Rangers star Derek Ferguson believes that Allan McGregor could have at least two more years playing at the top level, despite the veteran now being 39 years of age.
The former Scotland international has been in excellent form, particularly in the 1-1 draw against Hamilton Academical a couple of weeks ago, and Ferguson says the goalkeeper is more than deserving of a new contract:
“He’s only 39, he’s just a pup. Goalkeepers get better with age and looking at Allan McGregor, I think at least another two years. His drive and determination, that attitude after the Accies game; we need that.”
You won’t have any Gers supporter arguing with Ferguson’s remarks, although it would be surprising to see McGregor given more than a one-year deal, despite showing no signs of losing his agility and reflexes.
It’s clear that keepers can go on for longer than outfield players, with there being a number of examples where they have played into their early 40s.
Of course, McGregor’s game time may need to be managed somewhat but, with Jon McLaughlin also in the squad, manager Steven Gerrard can rotate when required.