Andy Walker gives verdict on Warburton's decision to release Darren McGregor

Sky Sports pundit Andy Walker seems surprised by Darren McGregor's Rangers exit.

Pundit Andy Walker has told Sky Sports that Hibernian have made a 'good move' in signing Darren McGregor following his release from Rangers.

Rangers confirmed on their official website earlier this week that McGregor, 30, had left Ibrox by 'mutual consent', in something of a surprise move.

The versatile defender, who played at both centre back and right back for Rangers last season, won the club's Player of the Year award after a solid first season with the club, following his move from St. Mirren last summer.

Yet after new manager Mark Warburton brought in the likes of James Tavernier, Rob Kiernan, Danny Wilson and Dominic Ball this summer, McGregor was continually dropping down the pecking order at Ibrox.

His release still came as a surprise though, considering his solid displays last season, and he wasn't without a club for long, as Scottish Championship rivals Hibernian moved to snap up the Edinburgh-born defender.

Now, former Celtic striker Andy Walker has told Sky Sports that Hibernian have made a good signing in McGregor, suggesting his surprise at Warburton's move to let him go.

"It's a good move for Hibs, they've got a decent defender and one who played pretty well for Rangers last season," said Walker. "Clearly Mark Warburton didn't fancy him and has other ideas, but it's a great move for the player being a Hibs supporter. Alan Stubbs is putting together a pretty strong squad," he added.

Hibernian are likely to be Rangers' main competition for the Scottish Championship title this season, and additions like McGregor should make them a more solid outfit.

Still, given that he was out of favour at Rangers, it isn't a move that will have Warburton or the Ibrox faithful running scared from Stubbs' side, given that they have better players in defence now after a summer of new arrivals.

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