McGregor rallies 'lucky' Gers

Gers keeper admits his side are lucky to still be in tite race

McGregor: Gers fortunate to be in title hunt

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Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor has admitted that his side are fortunate to still be in the running for the SPL title.

Walter Smith's side have dropped 19 points this season with 14 games still to play but are only two points behind leaders Celtic.

The Old Firm clubs meet on Sunday week at Celtic Park with Rangers knowing a win can take them to the top of the table.

It is all a far cry from when the two sides last went head-to-head on 27th December at Ibrox.

The champions managed to come away with a 1-0 win sending them seven points clear in the process but since then the Gers have managed to claw back their lead and McGregor is determined not to lose touch at the top again.

"There is still a lot of football to be played and we have some massive games coming up," he said.

"The players here always stick together and, if we have a disappointing result on a Saturday, we pick ourselves up as soon as possible.

"It's been like that a wee bit this season, there have been a lot of disappointing results but we are still in it.

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"We maybe shouldn't be with the amount of points we have dropped but we are and there is still so much to fight for."

January came and went without the club losing any of their top stars despite chairman Sir David Murray insisting the club had to sell due to financial constraints.

The 27-year-old shot-stopper was one of the players linked with a move away from Ibrox along with Barry Ferguson, Kris Boyd, Pedro Mendes and Madjid Bougherra.

"I suppose the biggest worry in January is when you lose a key player, someone who has been a big part of the team in the first half of the season," he added.

"Last year, we sold Alan Hutton, who was brilliant, but Spurs obviously offered a lot of money.

"At the time it was a blow but we regrouped and big Kirk (Broadfoot) came in and has done a great job.

"This is the sort of thing that can happen to any club and you have to deal with it. I am just glad all the rumours and speculation is now over and we can move forward."