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Rangers: Joshua Barrie hails Allan McGregor for ‘brilliant’ performance

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Journalist Joshua Barrie hailed Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor for his performance in their recent Champions League defeat after he saved two penalties in quick succession at Ibrox. 

The Gers picked up another loss on Wednesday evening in a 3-0 defeat, despite the best efforts of shot-stopper McGregor to keep them in the game throughout.

Despite facing a heavy defeat to Napoli – the third big loss in a row for the club – McGregor shone for Rangers after making two successive penalty saves before conceding a third in the second half.

After the game, Barrie hailed the goalkeeper for his performance and stated that to be able to pull off this kind of performance at the age of 40 was a really impressive feat for their veteran player.

Speaking post-match, Barrie told The Rangers Review: “He was brilliant the whole night, wasn’t he? Made stops outside of that – it’ll be intriguing to see what his numbers were tomorrow.

“The fact he guessed twice the right way; one time he had to get down to the bottom, one time was a good height for him – two fantastic stops, obviously still has it.

“Everyone knows that McGregor has been able to make saves like that – the question marks last season were over other areas of his game, his distribution.

“It was an incredible moment, and obviously, the result will kind of take away from that event, but to save two penalties in quick succession at the age of 40, really, really impressive.”

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TIF Thoughts on McGregor’s performance…

The Scottish goalkeeper has been a hugely important player for the Gers after making an incredible 452 appearances with 205 clean sheets in total for the side. He continues to show his class into his 40s with a performance like in the Napoli game.

Despite conceding three goals, McGregor received a 7.8 match rating from Sofascore. During the 90 minutes, he made seven saves with five of the shots he faced coming from inside the box, including the two penalty stops.

There is no doubt they will need to address the goalkeeping position soon as McGregor is 40, but after this stellar performance, he has proven he is still a safe pair of hands for them while they search for their new starter. He will surely go down as a Rangers legend, if not already.

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