Rangers agree new Allan McGregor deal but hit with UEFA fine over Ibrox incidents

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Allan McGregor Rangers Credit: PA Images
Allan McGregor Rangers Credit: PA Images

Veteran goalkeeper Allan McGregor has agreed a new one-year deal with Rangers as the Ibrox side prepare for a return to Champions League action.

Gers will enter the competition at the third qualifying stage after being pipped to the Scottish Premiership title by Old Firm rivals Celtic, but they will have McGregor on board for those crucial ties.

Uncertainty had surrounded the future of the 40-year-old, with his previous contract expiring at the end of last season. There were also suggestions that was ready to retire.

However, the former Scotland stopper is happy to extend his career for another season.

“I’m obviously delighted,” he told Rangers’ website. “At the end of last season, there were a lot of games and a lot of concentration on the games.

“I then had a couple of weeks’ holiday and really thought about it and spoke to a lot of people about it, and everybody said to play as long as you can. After the break, that’s what I was thinking myself, so here we are.”

Rangers hit with UEFA fine

Meanwhile, Rangers have been punished for incidents at the home leg of their Europa League semi-final victory over RB Leipzig last month.

The Ibrox club have been fined 6,000 Euros (£5,150) for the “throwing of objects” from the stand, while they have incurred an additional penalty for “lighting of fireworks” during the match on May 5, which the Scots won 3-1.

Details of the sanctions have just been released following a meeting earlier this month of UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary body.

It means Rangers have incurred fines amounting to well over £100,000 during their run to the Europa League final after being penalised for several indiscretions in the earlier rounds.

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