Scotland manager Alex McLeish has failed to convince Glasgow Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor from retiring from international football.

I am personally glad that the Gers stopper has decided to call time on his Scotland career to focus on his club responsibilities.

Retiring from Scotland has probably been on his mind since the infamous Barry Ferguson and McGregor drinking spree at Loch Lomond many years ago.

They were hung out to dry when other players were also involved in the stink, after a game at Hampden Park.

If it was up to me, no Rangers players would play for Scotland until the SFA can convince the Ibrox club that the animosity against the Light Blues is finally over.

The Rangers fans are convinced that the SFA is corrupt from top to bottom, and I certainly am one of them.

Speaking after McGregor’s crunch decision was revealed, McLeish revealed he had tried to do what he could to to change the Rangers shot stopper’s mind. 

“It’s obviously a blow for us. He’s been in great form this season for both club and country. I kind of knew this day would come,” he told Sky Sports.

“I know that at Hull he had some ailments and problems. It was amicable, he knows his body now, he obviously wants to play as much football as he can. 

“We wanted to help him and I gave him a couple of days to think about and he’s come back with the same answer.”

While this blow for Scotland comes at a time where the national team is struggling, it is positive news for Rangers.

McGregor has been in good form for the Light Blues this season and the veteran solely focusing on the Ibrox club can only be a good thing for the Glasgow giants.


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