Celtic boss Neil Lennon praises Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor

Neil Lennon, Manager of Celtic gives his team instructions during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 01, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers lost against Celtic at Ibrox at the weekend.

Allan McGregor of Rangers FC reacts during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 01, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has praised Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor on Sky Sports for his performance at Ibrox at the weekend.

The Hoops won the Old Firm derby 2-0 against Rangers on Sunday, thanks to goals from Odsonne Edouard and Jonny Hayes.

Celtic boss Lennon has said that McGregor saved his Gers team from losing by a bigger margin.

Meanwhile, former Rangers striker Kris Boyd has criticised manager Steven Gerrard for his decision regarding Glen Kamara.

 

The 23-year-old midfielder started the Old Firm derby and was substituted at the half-time interval.

Lennon told Sky Sports: “We were on the front foot from the start. We dominated the first half, weren't really in any trouble and Allan McGregor kept Rangers in it from the scoreline being three or four today.”

Boyd said on Sky Sports Football on Sunday afternoon (2:22pm, September 1, 2019): “I think to bring Glen Kamara in will be something he will question tonight, but to take him off at half time as well.

"Glen Kamara, since he has come in at Rangers, he has done really, really well, but I think today wasn’t the right occasion for him.”

Allan McGregor of Rangers FC looks dejected during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 01, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Moving on

Rangers headed into the Old Firm derby on Sunday afternoon high on confidence, but the defeat highlights that there is still work to do in terms of closing the gap on Celtic.

The Hoops were the better team at Ibrox, and Rangers now need to move on and bounce back.

The Gers do have some very good players, and manager Gerrard needs to regroup his team and make sure that the defeat to Celtic does not damage them psychologically.

Allan McGregor of Rangers FC saves the ball from Odsonne Edouard of Celtic during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 01, 2019 in...

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