Alan Rough suggests Celtic’s Craig Gordon better than Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor

General views of Ibrox Stadium during the Rangers v St Johnstone - Scottish League Cup Quarter-Final at Ibrox Stadium on October 28, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers have brought Allan McGregor to Ibrox, while Craig Gordon has been at Celtic since 2014.

Allan McGregor of Rangers shouts during the Scottish Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on March 25, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland.Allan McGregor of Rangers in action

Alan Rough has suggested to The Daily Record that Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon is better than Rangers custodian Allan McGregor.

Rangers have signed McGregor in the summer transfer window following the 36-year-old goalkeeper’s departure from Hull City at the end of last season.

The Scotland international started his professional club football career at Rangers, and was on the books of the Ibrox club from 1998 until 2012 before he moved to Turkish giants Besiktas.

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Gordon has been on the books of Rangers’ bitter Old Firm rivals Celtic since 2014 and is one of the best goalkeepers in the Scottish Premiership.

Former Celtic and Scotland international goalkeeper Rough has suggested that Gordon is better than McGregor. The 66-year-old, though, has praised the new Rangers summer signing.

Allan McGregor of Rangers in action during the Scottish Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on March 25, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rough told The Daily Record regarding the two goalkeepers’ fight for the number one spot in the Scotland team: “They are both terrific goalkeepers with vast experience.

“Craig missed a couple of games at the end of the season and sat out the South American tour – but I’d day he still has the edge as No.1. But it’s going to be a great battle. Allan will want to push him every step of the way.”

Rough added: “Allan has been brought back by Rangers because they will have seen how he has matured in the game during his time down south. He knows what the club are all about and he’s a born winner.”

Craig Gordon of Celtic looks on dejected after PSG score their seventh goal during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Paris Saint-Germain and Celtic FC at Parc des Princes on...

Exciting Old Firm battle

Celtic will be aiming to win the Scottish Premiership title next season and will be favourites for the championship.

Rangers, though, will give Brendan Rodgers’s side a run for their money, especially with Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard now in charge of the Gers.

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