By Paddy Kenny

4th Oct, 2021 | 6:00pm

Rangers tipped to agree pre-January McLaughlin deal after development - Kenny

Rangers could hand Jon McLaughlin a new deal before January as reward for his prominent role so far this season.

So says ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 34-year-old shot-stopper.

McLaughlin, who is out of contract at the end of the season, has featured six times for Rangers this season.

Fellow keeper Allan McGregor, who will turn 40 in January, meanwhile has eight appearances in 2020-21 and is also out of contract next summer.

McLaughlin has now been recalled to the Scotland squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Israel, the Faroe Islands and Moldova.

Manager Steve Clarke selected him for the European Championship in the summer but he was dropped for the September international break.

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And Kenny insists that Rangers should offer the two-cap international a new contract before the mid-season window opens.

“He could absolutely be in for a new deal,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“He’s had an unbelievable start to the year. The more involved he is, the more likely they are to give him a new contract.

“Him and McGregor have played a similar amount of games. If that continues, I’m sure they’ll be looking to tie that area up and give him a bit of stability.

“He doesn’t want to be playing regularly but not knowing where he stands. Who does that benefit?

“So it would be better for everyone if they got that one sorted out soon, maybe even before January.

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