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McGregor: My future in Rangers' hands

April 28, 2011

Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor has reiterated his desire to stay at Ibrox, but admits the decision could be taken out of his hands.

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McGregor's current deal expires in 2013 but he is looking to extend his contract by at least two more years despite interest from England and the continent, which is sure to have been heightened by his Man of the Match performance in Sunday's Old Firm draw with Celtic.

It has been reported the Ibrox goalkeeper has opened talks with the club about a four-year deal but with Scottish businessman Craig Whyte's protracted takeover of the club yet to be completed - although insiders claim it could be done today - manager-in-waiting Ally McCoist is in limbo with regards his plans for next season.

And McGregor is aware of the uncertainty surrounding the club and himself.

"I still have two years of my current deal so there are players with priority over me,'' McGregor told ClubTV. "I think they need to get sorted out first and then we will see what happens.

"But I have been here my whole life. I love the club and I would love to stay but it is out of my control, I think, if something does happen in the summer. My challenge is to win games at this club and win as many trophies as I can and I love that challenge. It is the most important thing to me.

"Each season is a different challenge and you want to keep winning and that's what I love. My main focus is on this season and then I will enjoy a holiday and take it from there.''

McGregor believes he is improving year on year, and he provided evidence of that against Celtic on Sunday with his impressive penalty save from Georgios Samaras near the end to keep the game goalless and the Light Blues one point clear of their Old Firm rivals at the top of the Scottish Premier League.

"Since I broke into the team four or five years ago I feel I have slowly got better each season," he said. "I feel like that again this season. You always learn, especially at a club like this, playing in European games and also playing for Scotland.''