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Former Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor has said that the Scotland players should enjoy themselves in the upcoming World Cup qualifying match against Serbia in order to improve their form. Pressure is off the squad after having failed to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. The team performed extremely poorly in the World Cup qualified matches under Craig Levein, and the appointment of Gordon Strachan has done little to improve things. The team lost both their recent World Cup qualifying matches against Serbia and Wales.
As a result, they sit bottom of the group with just two points on the board after having played six matches. Scotland are yet to taste victory in the World Cup qualifying group. This performance from the national team has led to widespread criticism. Due to the fact that the hopes of qualifying for the World Cup is now over, McGregor feels that his team can focus on improving their form under Strachan. The former Rangers goalkeeper is currently playing for the Turkish club Besiktas. He has said that despite the poor form, the morale within the team is good.
He has said that his teammates cannot wait to get the first win under Strachan. Scotland’s next match will be against Croatia. “Morale is fine. I think we have a great group of players. I think things have gone against us in games but I’m not here to make excuses. We are where we are for a reason. It’s just one of those things, but hopefully it will change sooner rather than later. All the boys are choking for the first competitive win for the new manager. You need to go out and enjoy it because we looked like we were enjoying it in the first 20 minutes of the second half on Friday. We looked good,” said McGregor.
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The Besiktas goalkeeper Allan McGregor has injured his wrist while taking part in the training session before the match against Trabzonspor and he is not likely to feature for his national side Scotland in the world cup qualifying games against Wales and Serbia.
However, it’s still not clear whether McGregor’s wrist is fractured or not. He will go for some tests tomorrow which will make things clear. Read more »
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There have been intense rumours about the possibility of the former Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor joining the Premier league club West Brom in the summer. However, the West Brom manager Steve Clarke has dismissed the rumours by saying that it is a load of rubbish. The reports Turkey have suggested that West Brom will be paying around £ 4 million for the services of the Scotland international, who only recently moved to Besiktas. After the relegation of Rangers to the third division of Scottish football, McGregor and several other players have left the club.
Despite this, the 31-year-old is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. After managing to sustain their place in the top half of the table, the manager Steve Clarke is thought to be looking at the possibility of strengthen his squad in the summer with a view of repeating a strong start to this season. Besiktas are currently chasing a Champions League spot. However, Besiktas will be able to profit massively from this deal given that they signed the goalkeeper on a free transfer in the summer. So far, he has made 18 appearances for the club in all competitions. The club are currently chasing Galatasaray in a bid to win the title as well.
There are five points behind the leaders Galatasaray in the table after having played 21 matches. In this 21 matches, the club has conceded more than 30 goals. Hence, it is thought that the club would be interested in the possibility of negotiating a deal with West Brom. It remains to be seen if West Brom will pursue the deal especially after having been ruled out by the manager Clarke. “That is just a load of rubbish,” said the West Brom manager in a recent interview to the Daily Record.
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The Scottish goalkeeper Allan McGregor has said that he is extremely happy with life at Turkey. Allan McGregor signed for the Turkish club Besiktas after leaving Rangers in the summer. The 30-year-old was regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, but he surprised everyone by moving to Turkey. Even though he was not as good in the first few months of his Besiktas career, McGregor has been in excellent form over the last couple of weeks. He has attributed his improved form due to the fact that he has managed to settle at the club.
The Scotland international has also said that he is hoping that Besiktas will be able to lift the Turkish league title this season. The 30-year-old has so far made 15 appearances for the club and has kept the clean sheets. He was a free transfer from Rangers in the summer. He has said that his previous experiences of being in a title race will certainly come to his help with the Turkish club. Besiktas are just three points behind the leaders Galatasaray in the table after having played 17 matches. McGregor has it that it is vital that the team takes on every position in the same manner.
“My performances in the first few games weren’t great however, I have been training hard and giving it my all. I’ve been in beter form recently. I’ve been in title races before, I can’t say if we’ll be champions this year or not, there’s a lot of teams in the race however, if we take our games against weaker sides as seriously as we take matches against tougher sides we’ll be able to achieve our goal. This is the first time my family and I have live in a foreign country, I live with my partner and our 10 month old daughter,” said McGregor.