Date: 15th March 2021 at 6:50pm
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Stewart Franklin, the head of Gersnet, has been speaking on the latest podcast by the Gersnet channel about all things relating to Rangers.

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Franklin spent a lot of time talking about Allan McGregor’s save against Slavia Prague in the first leg of their Europa League tie.

With time ticking away, a corner was swung into the box and Lukas Masopust rose highest to power a header that looked destined for the bottom corner.

However, there was 39-year-old McGregor to spring from one side of his goal to the other to get a huge hand onto the ball and prevent Masopust from scoring.

The former Hull goalkeeper seemed to stop the ball under his hand, and Franklin was full of praise for McGregor’s stop.

He said: (24:54) “It was fantastic. I mean, it was a great cross, the guy leapt like a proverbial salmon, and I thought they’d scored, simple as that and for McGregor to get across and not only stop it from going in but to hold it was just stunning. Absolutely stunning.

“I mean, there’s an element of luck involved, I think another time he could save that, you could knock it round, it could come off his knees and end up back in the net quite easily, it could have [come] off him, it could have [gone] in, but this time, he saved it. It was absolutely incredible.”

Was this the best save you have seen?

Yes, it was up there

Yes, it was up there

No, there have been better

No, there have been better

TIF Thoughts on McGregor’s save…

The save probably gets better and better each time you watch, and Ally McCoist was full of praise for McGregor’s save after the game and rightly so.

The 39-year-old has been brilliant for the this season in the league with a solid 6.79 rating and he has received praise from Mark Hateley for his displays.

This save was so important for his side because it kept the tie level, and the Gers now probably have the advantage going into the second leg because of the away goal.

However, Slavia proved they are a good side, and you would think that McGregor would have to be in good form again to ensure that Rangers get through to the next round.