By Paul Robinson

21st Oct, 2019 | 10:00am

Exclusive: Paul Robinson raves about transformed Rangers player who had issues early in career

Paul Robinson has raved about the transformation of Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor from wild youth to reliable senior citizen.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England and Tottenham keeper recalls the 37-year-old as a far different character to his younger days.

Robinson, who retired two years ago, knows McGregor well from his time in the Premier League and Championship south of the border.

“I think he’s got better as he’s got older and he’s matured as a person as well because there was a lot of questions about the way he was before and his temperament,” Robinson told Football Insider.

“He’s matured as person, he’s become a better goalkeeper. I think he was a very, very good young goalkeeper and he’s got even better as he gets older.”

McGregor returned to Ibrox for a second spell when he joined on a free transfer in the summer of last year from Hull City.

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He immediately displaced Wes Foderingham as the number one and made a big impact in his year-and-a-half back at Ibrox.

McGregor made some outstanding saves in Rangers’ 1-1 SPL draw at Hearts yesterday and has been integral to the team’s impressive start to the campaign.

Asked if McGregor is a key man in the dressing room, Robinson told Football Insider: “Yeah, experienced player, knows the club, been at the club before and experience as goalkeeper is a good thing.

“He’s like a talisman for the current team with the experience of being at Rangers before and, as I say, I think he’s a better goalkeeper now
than he was five or six years ago.”

In other Rangers news, it can be REVEALED that the club have agreed the terms of a £4million out-of-window deal.