Date: 11th September 2018 at 7:00am
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With their being an undercurrent when it comes to the Scotland national side and players of a Rangers persuasion and how they are treated and judged whilst representing their countries – Ryan Jack being the latest example earlier in the September international window – one man appears to have transcended that childishness and hypocrisy given his performance on Monday evening against Albania.

Taking a 2-0 victory with an own goal and an effort from Steven Naismith tying the Nations League points up, it was a far better performance than the overall one put in against Belgium and goalkeeper Allan McGregor made his return between the sticks – and simply put – stole the show.

Having played a key role in securing the victory in the first-ever meeting between the sides and the first Hampden Park outing in UEFA’s newly branded experiment, McGregor’s performance won praise from plenty of quarters and although I’m sure if I searched harder the praise won’t be 100%, I’m content enough petty nonsense has largely been avoided on this one.

I have no idea if booing reared its head again during the match, but at least looking at social media things are far more sensible tonight and I hope I’m not proved wrong as this has gone in the timer for tomorrow morning.

 

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