McGregor would take spot-kick
Rangers keeper Allan McGregor would have no problem taking a penalty should the Cup final go all the way.
By Chris Burton
Last Updated: 13/03/09 9:49am
Rangers keeper Allan McGregor would have no problem taking a penalty should the Co-operative Insurance Cup final go all the way.
The Scotland international is set to go head-to-head with Old Firm rivals Celtic in Sunday's Hampden Park showpiece.
Hoops shot-stopper Artur Boruc has already displayed his ability from the spot in this season's competition, notching in an epic 11-10 shoot-out success against Dundee United in the semi-finals.
Now McGregor insists, should the situation arise this weekend, he too would be willing to put himself in the firing line.
The 27-year-old said: "I wouldn't mind it coming round to me. I asked the gaffer the last time (in last season's final against Dundee United) if I could take our last one, but he told me just to concentrate on saving them.
"It's an unusual scenario when it gets to goalies taking penalties but it really wouldn't bother me that much if it happened.
"If it comes to it again this season, I might volunteer again but we'll have to wait and see if that happens."
Penalties remain a distinct possibility on Sunday, with McGregor expecting a tight contest between two fierce Glasgow rivals.
He told Rangers News: "Of course it's different when it's the Old Firm. Every game between Rangers and Celtic is a big one, but especially when there is a trophy at stake.
"It's definitely a big occasion and all the boys will be well up for it and raring to go on the day.
"Personally, I think it will probably be quite tight again with nobody wanting to lose anything early on, so it might come down to the odd goal.
"That's how I see it at the moment but, of course, with a game like this, you can never tell how it will go."