Former Rangers captain Lee McCulloch believes bringing Allan McGregor back to Ibrox is a “great bit of business” by the Light Blues – and thinks he is the sort of character players “want in the trenches” with them.
McGregor returned to Ibrox last week, six years after ripping up his contract to join Besiktas and McCulloch thinks the shot-stopper will “drive the standards” at the club.
“Rangers haven’t just signed a quality goalkeeper in Allan McGregor, they have signed a winner. It is a great bit of business to bring him on board for next season,” McCulloch said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“I played with Greegsy in some successful sides and know what he can bring to a dressing room and if something needs said, he will say it. He will be open and honest and he is the kind of character you want in the trenches with you.
“Even at training, he will drive the standards and he will dig people out if that is what is needed. You need players like Greegsy in your team and characters like him in your squad and I am sure the supporters are really pleased to see him back at the club.”
Football Insider verdict:
McGregor is a step up in quality as the Gers look to wrestle the Scottish Premiership crown away from Celtic after seven consecutive titles. The Scotland international has been there and done it all before at Ibrox so knows exactly what is needed to be a success at Ibrox. Although there are still some unhappy with the way McGregor left Ibrox in 2012, he’s here now so Gers fans will get behind him and hope he can replicate his performances from his first stint at the club. Despite his age, McGregor doesn’t look to have lost a step in the six years since he walked away from the Light Blues and is arguably as good a goalkeeper as any in Scotland and should really help the Gers close the gap on their bitter rivals at the top of the Scottish Premiership as they try to end their recent dominance of the Scottish game. Signing the goalkeeper is a real statement from the Gers that they are willing to get behind incoming manager Steven Gerrard and give him the funds needed. 77In other Rangers news, Rangers submit monster bid for 6ft 2 nine-goal international hitman