Rangers 24-year-old makes admission with potential replacement reportedly lined up
Rangers goalkeeper Jak Alnwick has admitted he won’t pay any attention to reports linking the Gers with signing his replacement until it is signed and sealed – and insists he will view is as more competition for a place in the side.
The Gers have been linked with bringing former number one Allan McGregor back to Ibrox in the summer, according to the Daily Record, but have yet to make any formal move.
Alnwick, 24, revealed that he expects incoming Steven Gerrard to bring in a host of new player but will just get his head down and push “even harder.”
“I won’t look into anything until it’s signed and done,” Alnwick said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“If another goalkeeper comes in, I’ll just see it as more competition. It will be for me to push myself even harder.
“I’ve always been one who trains as hard as they can, day in, day out, whether I’m playing or not.
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“Wes has been consistent over a long period of time and he’s going to have the odd bad game.
“But you look at what he’s done and you’ve got to respect it.
“Obviously the new gaffer’s going to be bringing in new players in every position.”
Football Insider verdict
If the Gers bring a new number one in over the summer then it is impossible to see Alnwick having any future at Ibrox. The 24-year-old has been the clear number two to Wes Foderinham and has only had his recent run of games thanks to injury. Alnwick simply doesn’t look like he’ll displace Foderingham any time soon which means a new goalkeeper will only push him further down the pecking order for a starting place. With the likes of Robby McCrorie, Aidan McAdams and Kieran Wright all getting close to the first-team too, the Gers are spoiled for choice when it comes to shotstoppers. The only way it looks as though Alnwick will have any sort of long-term future is if the Ibrox giants decide to sell Wes Foderingham and cash in on the former Swindon number one. All that said, the former Port Vale keeper has done well since coming into the side in recent weeks.