Scotland goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin signs for Rangers

The 32-year-old international has signed a two-year deal at Ibrox after deciding to leave Sunderland.

Scotland goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin signs for Rangers SNS

Rangers have signed Scotland international goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin on a two-year deal. 

The 32-year-old has joined the Ibrox club after opting to leave English League 1 side Sunderland.

McLaughlin said: “It’s a very proud moment for myself and for the family. It is great to be back up here in Scotland and we are very proud to have made the deal happen and I am really looking forward to now getting back to football and starting my next chapter here with an amazing football club.

“Knowing the club already, and what a massive club it is and what a huge opportunity it could be, and speaking with the manager and his staff, and knowing the vision and the direction they have got, and what they are trying to achieve here, and the opportunity to be a part of that and hopefully be a part of something special here was what sold it to me,” he added.

McLaughlin has made over 400 professional appearances and has won two Scotland caps. He made his international debut in a 1-0 defeat against Mexico in June 2018.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard said: “Jon is a vastly experienced professional who will add strength and depth to our squad.

“He is here to compete for the number one shirt and will add much needed competition for places. He was involved in playoffs with Sunderland and will thrive on the pressurised environment at Ibrox.

“His experience in the SPFL will stand by him as he continues to fight for a place in the Scotland squad.”

Sporting Director Ross Wilson said McLaughlin would provide strong competition to Allan McGregor for the number one spot.

He said: “Jon joins Rangers with excellent experience.  For the past seven seasons he has been present in almost every game, displaying a huge consistency of performance that is so important for a Rangers goalkeeper.

“He will provide strong competition to the outstanding Allan McGregor and we know that Jon’s character, personality and professionalism will be important for the group for at least the next two years.”

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