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Allan McGregor form suggests Rangers were shortsighted over Liam Kelly

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Allan McGregor form suggests Rangers were shortsighted over Liam Kelly

The 24-year-old is currently bang in form for Championship outfit QPR.

Rangers were beaten 1-0 at home by Hamilton Academical last night to continue their poor run of form on the domestic front.

Boss Steven Gerrard is facing the biggest test of character in his managerial career as he looks to revive the fortunes of the Light Blues.

Rangers have won just once in five outings in the Scottish Premiership and are now 13 points behind fierce rivals Celtic.

Naturally, on a run of this nature, an analysis will take place among supporters to determine what, if any, changes need to be made.

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One man who hasn’t been particularly great of late is experienced stopper, Allan McGregor.

The 38-year-old has played 46 games this season in all competitions and of late he has looked somewhat shaky.

He has proved slow off his line and has let some soft goals in recently offering Gerrard with food for thought.

 

Wesley Foderingham is the deputy stopper and in fairness, he has also looked somewhat erratic when called upon.

McGregor’s form heading south is coinciding with a former Light Blues goalkeeper producing the good in England.

Liam Kelly left Rangers in 2018 to sign for Livingston and prior to the 2019/20 campaign he joined former Gers boss Mark Warburton at QPR.

The 24-year-old has played 15 games this season for the Championship outfit and the R’s are currently five games without defeat.

Rangers could be left with a goalkeeping dilemma in the summer. Foderingham is out of contract and with McGregor out of sorts, who know what will happen with him.

Form

Kelly rose through the Rangers academy ranks but left having failed to make a first-team appearance.

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Warburton has seen something in him to take him to QPR and he is now part of a Championship outfit doing well.

Rangers appear to have been shortsighted in allowing Kelly to leave on a permanent deal at such a young age.

Some might argue that he might have never made the grade at Ibrox but he is proving at the Kiyen Price Foundation Stadium that he has the potential to become a very good goalkeeper.

As he goes from strength to strength, McGregor’s form is becoming more questionable by the game and Gerrard must address the situation quickly.

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