Paul Robinson has heaped praise on Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor for his performance against Celtic on Saturday.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one hailed the 28-year-old’s “phenomenal” saves in the 1-0 victory which sent the Light Blues 19 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

McGregor produced a superb finger-tip save to deny Leigh Griffiths in the first half, one of three saves he made in the match. (Wyscout)

The 42-times Scotland international has been integral to a Gers defence that boasts the best defensive record in the Scottish Premiership this season – keeping 10 clean sheets in his 13 league appearances.

Robinson claimed the former Hull City shot-stopper is a crucial part of Steven Gerrard’s side both on and off the field.

“Phenomenal,” he told Football Insider. “I thought he was outstanding in the Old Firm.

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“He is in the twilight of his career but it has arguably been the best part of his career. This spell that he is having at Rangers, he seems to have been given a new lease of life.

“To have somebody like McGregor in the dressing room will be huge because he has such a wealth of experience and for the younger players that is really valuable. What he does on a daily basis and the performances he turns in on a weekly basis are an example to all.

“He was outstanding in the Old Firm and the save was absolutely top drawer.” 

In other news, Danny Mills claims Rangers boss Steven Gerrard will be ‘fuming’ with one of his players despite beating Celtic.