By Alex McLeish

9th Sep, 2022 | 10:55am

Rangers icon issues 'devastating' Jon McLaughlin claim

Jon McLaughlin will be “devastated” after a week in which Rangers lost twice and conceded eight goals.

That’s according to ex-Gers boss Alex McLeish, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about McLaughlin’s recent form.

The shot-stopper has started every league and Champions League game for Rangers this season.

McLaughlin experienced a torrid game against Celtic on Saturday (3 November), making several individual errors, as the Gers lost 4-0 at Parkhead.

Rangers then also lost 4-0 to Ajax on their return to the Champions League on Wednesday (7 September).

McLeish claims Allan McGregor could now replace McLaughlin.

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“Experience, that is the key word,” McLeish told Football Insider’s Ben Wild.

“Jon does have a little bit of inexperience in that respect. He has played top-level football in England. Since coming up to Scotland he has had some good games.

“That’s right though. He doesn’t have that massive experience at that level. When you make those mistakes, it’s devastating

“In his head, it will be devastating for him. There will be a lot of criticism. Giovanni has chosen him over Allan McGregor, whether this will now result in a change remains to be seen.

“The thing is, if you aren’t going to play McGregor, you have to be sure you have a number one who is as good as you can get between those sticks.

“If you don’t win with this Rangers team, I’ve been there with good teams and teams where you are rebuilding, I know how it can affect mentality.

“Let’s hope Jon can get rid of those demons but there is no denying it was a bad day at the office for the big man.”

McLaughlin has made 41 total appearances for Rangers since joining the club Sunderland in the summer of 2020.

McGregor made 48 appearances in all competitions last season and started in that campaign’s Europa League final.

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