Rangers keeper Allan McGregor's place safe despite slip-up

Allan McGregor
McGregor's slip-up gave Celtic a 2-1 half-time lead at Ibrox

Rangers manager Ally McCoist has yet to decide whether to play Allan McGregor in goal against Falkirk in the League Cup on Wednesday.

Previous boss Walter Smith normally fielded second-choice keeper Neil Alexander in cup games.

However, McCoist would not say whether McGregor would be given the chance to recover from an error made in Sunday's Old Firm derby.

"He's a good enough keeper to handle any situation," said McCoist.

A shot from Celtic's Badr El Kaddouri's slipped through the grasp of the Rangers goalkeeper to give Celtic a 2-1 half-time lead at Ibrox on Sunday.

Reserve goalie Alexander has featured in all eight of Rangers' appearances in the competition over the last two seasons, including both finals which resulted in victories over St Mirren and Celtic, but McCoist maintained it would not affect his selections for Wednesday's cup tie at the Falkirk Stadium.

"Obviously, in recent seasons we've changed the goalkeepers about and Neil has played in certain cup competitions," said McCoist. "I'm not saying we're not going to do that again.

"I don't think I've got to throw Allan straight back in after that game because he's the kind of character that handles the situation absolutely fine.

"We have still to have a chat with both goalkeepers and I'll have a chat with Kenny McDowall and Ian Durrant about it. We will make a decision tomorrow.

"We are blessed with two really good goalkeepers and we are very happy to be in that comfortable position where you can rely on both goalkeepers coming in at any time and doing a job for you.

"In terms of a decision on who will play, that will be kept under wraps until nearer kick-off."

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