Vital Rangers has already expressed who should be the next Rangers number one if Allan McGregor decides to hang up his gloves at the end of this season.
Jon McLaughlin and Robby McCrorie are capable understudies, the senior of the two proving that he should be the man to take over having rarely put a foot wrong since he signed from Sunderland – he is a safe pair of hands that can be trusted, even if it is purely to allow the the recruitment department longer to find a replacement for a player who is a club legend.
There has though, been a story emerge in the Scottish media that has suggested that St Johnstone’s Zander Clark is a possible summer target, he is soon to be out of contract, as reported by The Daily Record:
“Rangers are watching St Johnstone keeper Zander Clark’s contract situation closely.
“The Saints stopper, who is currently away with Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad, is out of contract in the summer and has yet to agree to an extension. Rangers are looking at various goalkeeping options with Allan McGregor’s deal also up in the summer.
“If veteran McGregor decides to hang up his gloves then Rangers will consider a number of alternatives, including Clark.”
It’s a rumour I just can’t see happening. Clark has enjoyed a good year but he is nowhere near good enough to be a Rangers keeper, he’s no better than Wes Foderingham.
For example, his performance against Dundee United that made the headlines was decent, but there wasn’t a single save that he made that McLaughlin or McCrorie wouldn’t make – to put it another way, if he hadn’t made them playing for Rangers, he’d get pelters from the support.
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It’s a totally different job playing in goals for Rangers, look at Sunday’s game against Ross County as an example, McGregor had very little to do throughout the 90 minutes but lost two goals in what were pretty much 1 v 1 chances, that’s just not the same as facing ten shots a game for a mid-table team.
He might be a Rangers fan but this shouldn’t see his name anywhere near the list of keepers being considered for one of the toughest jobs around, thanks, but no thanks.