Rangers’ director of football Mark Allen could be about to see one of his priority target signings go up in smoke after comments made by Hull City manager Nigel Adkins regarding the future of keeper Allan McGregor at the KCOM.

A previous report from the BBC had said that the 36-year-old would be returning to Ibrox this summer after agreeing terms with the Scottish Premiership giants.

However, the Tigers boss would like to see the stopper stay on in Humberside and as quoted in the Daily Record he said: “Allan has been brilliant, absolutely brilliant. We’ve got a group of senior players, Allan McGregor being one of them, who have been outstanding in everything they’ve done.

“He is a great professional and I want him to be at the football club.”

Football Insider verdict:

This deal appeared to be set in stone but with Adkins’ comments and the fact they are clearly keen to see him stay at the club he may very well be persuaded. McGregor rejected a contract extension from the Tigers after the 36-year-old was said to have agreed terms to return to Ibrox. With Wes Foderingham said to be ready to quit the club this summer as well as Jan Alnwick, it spells a need for Allen and co. to ensure that the deal for McGregor goes through, particularly given the keeper’s excellent form for the Championship side and the fact that Liam Kelly would be the club’s only other option between the sticks. We reckon that McGregor, who has 38 caps for Scotland, is keen to return to the club he where he previously spent more than ten years before joining Besiktas and this deal will be confirmed shortly, regardless of what Nigel Adkins wants.

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