By Alan Hutton

1st Jan, 2021 | 11:54am

Exclusive: Rangers big name may quit Ibrox soon, close pal reveals

Rangers icon Allan McGregor is considering his future with the club – but he has been urged not to hang up the gloves just yet.

That is according to one of his closest friends, former Rangers and Scotland full-back Alan Hutton, who spoke exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams after the 38-year-old made his landmark 400th appearance for the club in Wednesday’s 2-0 win at St. Mirren.

McGregor’s contract expires in May, by which time Rangers could be Scottish Premiership champions – and the goalkeeper is considering calling time on his two-decade career amid that potential glory.

Hutton lifted the lid on McGregor’s thoughts about retirement, revealing that he personally has urged the keeper to continue playing for as long as his rich form continues.

“I know his contract’s up in the summer but he’s arguably playing some of the best football of his career, and I’ve told him that,” he revealed to Football Insider.

“He’s 38 now and he’s wondering what to do. But I’m telling him there’s no way you can stop. When you’re in that form you need to keep playing

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“I would like to think Rangers would reward him for his performances with at least another year.”

McGregor came through the club’s academy, graduating in 2001 and remaining with the club for 11 years, winning 11 titles in that time.

He left following the club’s liquidation, enjoying spells with Besiktas, Hull City and Cardiff City before returning to Ibrox on a free in 2018.

In other news, a top pundit has given his verdict on Rangers’ latest crushing injury news ahead of the Old Firm on Saturday.