VETERAN keeper Allan McGregor is in line to land a new deal at Rangers.

The 37-year-old former Scotland international No.1 has a clause in his contract that stipulates an extension once he has made a specific number of appearances.

Steven Gerrard revealed McGregor is closing in on triggering that clause.

The Ibrox boss, speaking to the Scottish Sun, said: “Allan’s situation is pretty self-explanatory. If he plays a certain amount of games another year’s contract kicks in.

“He’s in a good place, he’s in good form and we expect him to be here next year. That’s never been in doubt.

“I don’t know how many games it is before it happens. You’d need to ask Ross Wilson. He’ll have all the contracts in his top drawer.”

Gerrard also admitted Ryan Jack is close to agreeing a contract extension.

He said: “In terms of Ryan Jack, a new deal is imminent.”

The Gers gaffer also talked about new sporting director Wilson who arrived from Southampton to replace Mark Allen.

He added: “When Mark left I felt it a bit. I think everyone did. It’s a key role, very important. I saw that first-hand with the job Mark did when I came in.

“Mark was someone you could bounce anything off and I’m sure Ross is going to be the same.

“I’ve not met him before and he’s not someone I know really well.

“He comes with a big reputation and I’m looking forward to seeing what he’s going to add.”

Gerrard is now preparing his team for the Premiership trip to Tynecastle to take on Craig Levein’s Hearts tomorrow afternoon.

A fortnight ago, Gers went to the top of the Premiership when they took advantage of Celtic’s 2-0 slip at Livingston to hammer Hamilton Accies 5-0 at Ibrox and go two points clear.



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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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