Danny Mills has claimed it is vitally important Rangers secure goalkeeper Allan McGregor on a new contract.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley, the former England and Manchester City full-back hailed the experience that the 38-year-old brings to the Ibrox dressing room.
The Scotsman’s current contract expires at the end of the season and it’s likely he will be offered a new one-year deal on similar terms.
With the veteran stopper coming towards the end of his career a new agreement could see him take a step towards becoming a coach.
After starting the Light Blues’ opening Scottish Premiership game against Aberdeen, McGregor was ousted by Jon McLaughlin for the next seven league games.
However, he has now started four of their last five league fixtures and is ever-present in the Europa League, a competition that Gerrard values highly.
“We’ve seen that experience is always needed,” Mills told Football Insider.
“It sounds a bit obvious really but you need a steady safe pair of hands and it’s so, so important when it comes to goalkeepers.
“That’s what you’re looking for and that’s what you need.
“He certainly offers that.”
McGregor, who is 39 in January, made his 82nd appearance in Europe for Rangers on Thursday night – a new club record.
After setting the record, Gerrard said: “He has been the ultimate professional for me since day one. He is someone we trust not just on the pitch but off the pitch as well.”
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