Kenny Miller and John Hartson praise Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor

Allan McGregor of Rangers F.C during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between FC Spartak Moscow and Rangers F.C at Spartak Stadium on November 08, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.

Glasgow Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor played well for Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox club on Thursday.

Allan McGregor of Rangers F.C covers his face during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between FC Spartak Moscow and Rangers F.C at Spartak Stadium on November 08, 2018 in Moscow,...Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor

Rangers may have lost 4-3 to Spartak Moscow on Thursday evening, but one Ibrox player who cannot be blamed for the final result or the poor defensive performance is Allan McGregor.

McGregor, who returned to Rangers in the summer transfer window for his second spell at Ibrox, made a number of saves during Steven Gerrard’s side’s 4-3 defeat in the Europa League game on Wednesday evening.

Former Rangers and Celtic striker Kenny Miller was impressed with the performance of the 36-year-old goalkeeper, and so was ex-Celtic striker John Hartson.

Miller said about McGregor on BT Sport 3 on Thursday evening (7:54pm, November 8, 2018): “He must be wondering how he has conceded four goals tonight. He had three or four fantastic saves to actually keep the score down.”

Meanwhile, Hartson said on BT Sport 3 on Thursday evening (7:54pm, November 8, 2018) that McGregor was “excellent on the night”.

Rangers' Scottish goalkeeper Allan McGregor concedes a goal during the UEFA Europa League group G football match between FC Spartak Moscow and Rangers FC in Moscow on November 8, 2018. (...

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McGregor may be 36 years of age, but the former Hull City goalkeeper remains as good as ever.

The Scotland international has established himself as the first-choice goalkeeper for Rangers, and his saves have kept the Gers in matches throughout the season.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard, though, should not have to rely on McGregor, and has to make the backline tighter.

The Gers can still progress to the knockout rounds of the Europa League this season.

Rangers Glasgow's goalkeeper Allan McGregor reacts as he concedes a goal in the 2018

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