Glasgow Rangers suffered defeat in the final of the Scottish League Cup last weekend and are now in danger of ending the campaign without a trophy to show for their efforts.

Michael Beale’s side have already been knocked out of Europe, after failing to progress from their Champions League group, and are nine points off the top of the Premiership table.

This means that the Light Blues’ last realistic chance, barring a late collapse from Celtic in the top flight, of winning a trophy is the Scottish Cup, in which they face Raith Rovers in the quarter-finals later this month.

A trophyless season for Rangers would be a disappointing end to the campaign and one that could signal the end of an era heading into Beale’s first summer transfer window in charge of the club.

The English head coach may want to refresh his squad by bringing in upgrades on the current old guard and one player who could come in is Norwich’s Angus Gunn.

Would Angus Gunn be an upgrade on Allan McGregor?

Rangers are reportedly interested in the former England U21 international and the shot-stopper could come in as a big upgrade on first-choice goalkeeper Allan McGregor.

Gunn, who was signed for £5m from Southampton, has enjoyed a fantastic season in the Championship this term. The titan has averaged a Sofascore rating of 6.99 and saved 75% of the efforts on his goal, whilst also completing 0.7 run-outs per game.

McGregor, 41, has averaged a Sofascore rating of 6.80 across 16 appearances in the Premiership and saved 61% of the shots against him – making just 0.3 run-outs per match – with that suggesting the veteran has not been outstanding at stopping shots or sweeping for his defence.

These statistics indicate that the Englishman would be a big upgrade between the sticks for the Gers because of his exceptional ability to keep the ball out of the net, his general performance level, and his sweeping skill, which makes him a well-rounded, impressive, goalkeeper.

His former Norwich coach Daniel Farke once stated that the gloveman was at a “perfect” age and that remains the case as the 27-year-old is a whopping 14 years younger than the Gers number one.

This means the Canaries giant could be a long-term signing for Beale and someone who could be the first choice for many, many, years to come, which would allow the club to nail down that position for the foreseeable future.

The 6 foot 5 colossus would, therefore, be an upgrade on McGregor for Rangers both in terms of what he can offer on the pitch right now and what the gem can provide the club moving forward, irrespective of whether or not the veteran stays on for another year.


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