McGregor close to Gers deal
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Allan McGregor is ready to sign a new deal at Rangers despite his recent axing.
Allan McGregor is ready to sign a new deal at Rangers despite his controversial recent axing by Rangers boss Paul Le Guen.
The goalkeeper's current contract expires at the end of the season and it now seems likely he will put pen-to-paper on fresh terms at Ibrox.
In the absence of the injured Lionel Letizi, McGregor proved his credentials in landing the Player of the Month award for September - only to be dropped for the Frenchman on his return.
Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock quickly declared an interest in the 24-year-old but it would appear that McGregor is willing to fight for his first team place, eager to convince Le Guen that he should be handed the post on a more regular basis.
"I've had several discussions with David Murray (chairman) and our talks are scheduled to continue this morning," his agent, Willy McKay told the Daily Record.
"We are very close to agreeing a deal which would keep Allan at Ibrox until the summer of 2009.
"Allan has always said his first wish in football was to fight for the number one shirt at Rangers.
"He became frustrated by the lack of opportunities that came his way but believes he will be given his chance again under Paul Le Guen and he's determined to take it with both hands.
"In fact, Allan has been overwhelmed by the amount of support he has received from the Rangers fans in recent weeks since breaking into the first team early in the season.
"But what he wants more than anything else is the opportunity to play in front of those supporters every week as Rangers' first choice goalkeeper."