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.
Whoever made the decision to bring McGregor back to Rangers deserves some credit. What a signing
— billy hunter (@billyyllibs) September 10, 2018
First one of your tweets I will agree with ????????
— Big C ! ???????????????????????????? (@CallumPaaat95) September 10, 2018
Mental how ye just expect McGregor to make they kinda saves every time ????
— Scott Garden (@ScottGarden72) September 10, 2018
Allan McGregor is a top top goalie man
— Lewy (@lewylang) September 10, 2018
McGregor is absolutely amazing
— Kyle scott (@kylescott__) September 10, 2018
Thank god Allan McGregor's in the goal. Talk about living dangerously.
McGinns had his game surely?
— BillyK (@BillyK19110957) September 10, 2018
Best keeper in the country. It’s not even close.
— Heart & Hand (@ibroxrocks) September 10, 2018
Head and shoulders above Clangers Gordon!
— Adamski007 (@smitzer007) September 10, 2018
Reads the game so so well.
— Wilf Marshall (@Wilf1872) September 10, 2018
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.