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‘Worth 15 points a season’: Barry Ferguson in awe of Rangers ace who ‘keeps getting better’

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‘Worth 15 points a season’: Barry Ferguson in awe of Rangers ace who ‘keeps getting better’

Glasgow Rangers icon Barry Ferguson has waxed lyrical about Allan McGregor as the Light Blues goalkeeper closes in on an Ibrox record for Steven Gerrard’s side.

The Gers stopper is now just three games short of equalling the European appearances record that is currently held by Ferguson.

McGregor is likely to overtake his former teammate by the end of Rangers’ Europa League campaign, and Ferguson says there’s “nobody better” to take the record than the 38-year-old.

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“Records are there to be broken and I’ll be the first to congratulate Greegs when he breaks mine,” Ferguson wrote in the Daily Record.

“There’s nobody better to take the record. Greegs just gets better and better and is still worth 15 points a season.”

 

McGregor has made the Rangers number one jersey his own since returning to Ibrox in the summer of 2018 on a free transfer from English club Hull.

He came through the Glasgow club’s ranks and made over 200 appearances in his first stint, winning 11 major honours in the process, including a hat-trick of league titles.

Spells at Besiktas and Hull followed, along with a loan stint at Cardiff, before returning to Rangers two years ago, with his overall Ibrox tally standing at 358 competitive appearances.

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McGregor is one of Gerrard’s main assets at Rangers and one of the Ibrox side’s most dependable players.

To still be making 50-odd appearances a season at 38 years of age speaks volumes to his professionalism, talent and longevity.

And with Gerrard eager to retain his services beyond the summer, it shows how valued he is at Ibrox.

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