By Wayne Veysey

2nd Dec, 2020 | 7:00am

Sources: Big McGregor development at Rangers ahead of January

Rangers are planning to offer veteran goalkeeper Allan McGregor a new contract ahead of January, Football Insider has learned.

The 38-year-old’s current one-year deal is set to expire at the end of the season.

Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that Steven Gerrard believes the ex-Scotland number one can continue to perform at the highest level and is ready to green light an extension.

It is likely that Rangers will offer McGregor a one-year contract along similar lines to his current agreement.

One possibility is that a part-coaching deal could be offered to the veteran as he weighs up his post-playing days options.

The 42-times former international has played some of the best football of his career since returning to Ibrox for a second spell on a free transfer in the summer of 2018.

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He has been instrumental in Rangers’ resurgence under Steven Gerrard and is firmly established again as the number one after fighting off a strong challenge for his place from Jon McLaughlin earlier in the campaign.

McGregor has made 13 appearances in all competitions this season and started four of the last six Scottish Premiership matches.

Significantly, he has been in the starting XI for all four Europa League fixtures, when Gerrard plays his strongest available side and does not really rotate.

McGregor sat out last weekend’s 4-0 Scottish League Cup thrashing of Falkirk but is expected to return to the side against Standard Liege on Thursday night.

In total, McGregor has played 364 matches for the club he joined as a schoolboy and also had a distinguished spell at Hull City as well as shorter ones at Besiktas, Cardiff City and Dunfermline Athletic.

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