Rangers' Allan McGregor named SPL player of month

Allan McGregor with his Clydesdale Bank award
McGregor has been a safe pair of hands for Rangers during their title challenge

Allan McGregor has been named player of the month in the Scottish Premier League after helping Rangers to the brink of the title.

The 29-year-old goalkeeper received his Clydesdale Bank award after the reigning champions recorded six wins, one draw and a defeat during April.

Scotland international McGregor had five clean sheets during the month.

The most high-profile was in a 0-0 draw with title rivals Celtic that included a save from a Georgios Samaras penalty.

McGregor started the month by conceding three goals in a disappointing 3-2 home defeat by Dundee United.

But he finished April with three clean sheets in a row - St Mirren were the only other team to score against him - and has followed that with two more during May.

The latest came in Tuesday's 2-0 win over United, a result that puts Rangers four points clear at the top of the table.

Celtic must now avoid defeat away to Hearts on Wednesday to force the title race into a final-day climax on Sunday.

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