Date: 24th June 2020 at 11:00am
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Jon McLaughlin’s transfer to Rangers from Sunderland went largely under the radar with many fans of the Light Blues expecting Vaclav Hladky to be the man stepping into the role of understudy to Allan McGregor.

When the announcement was made, the move was met with wide scale praise from fans and was seen as an instant upgrade on the previous incumbent, as a respected international player, the former Hearts man has experience at the highest level.

Steven Gerrard will be hoping to secure players than can improve his starting XI to close the gap on Celtic but needed the likes of McLaughlin and Calvin Bassey to ensure that it isn’t weakened in the absence of key players.

Rangers fans took to Twitter in response to the announcement of the keeper’s signing by congratulating the club on such a solid acquisition and by making it without any inclination from the mainstream Scottish media.

McLaughlin is a solid addition and if McGregor decides that this season is to be his last, he will provide valuable competition to the heir to the throne, Robby McCrorie, with the youngster set to go out on loan to further his development in preparation for one of the highest profile jobs in Scottish football.