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Allan McGregor | Goalkeeper | #1

Team: Hull City
Age / DOB:  (36) / 1/31/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 163

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Hull City goalkeeper Allan McGregor is set to join Championship side Cardiff City on loan until the end of the season.
McGregor, 34, is currently viewed as third choice for the starting XI slot between the sticks at present, behind Jakupovic and Marshall. McGregor arrived at the club in 2013 for £1.5 million, and went on to make over 100 appearances for the Tigers. However, he lost his starting place in the team in May last season as Hull pushed for promotion to the Premier League after picking up a back injury which eventually required surgery and six months on the sidelines. Cardiff, managed by Neil Warnock, have only two clean sheets in 14 matches since October when Warnock took charge. The veteran manager said he expects to announce the signing of a PL goalkeeper on Thursday, which is widely believed to be Hull's Scotsman. Tue, Jan 17, 2017 11:31:00 PM
Source: Sky Sports

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Hull City goalkeeper Allan McGregor has moved closer to be back challenging for a first team place.

The Scot was once Hull's number one but his six month layoff will presumably see him slide down the pecking order. McGregor last starred in a Championship victory over Rotherham in May but back problems plagued him and eventually needed surgery, which saw him miss both the play offs last year and the start of the PL season. Eldin Jakupovic and more recently new signing David Marshall now stand between McGregor and his old place between the sticks. His latest move towards a return was an appearance for the club's U-23s where he couldn't prevent them being defeated 4-1 by Bolton. According to reports, the goals couldn't be blamed on the 34 year old. Whether Mike Phelan will turn to McGregor remains to be seen as he tries to halt a club record equalling run of PL defeats (6).
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 11:49:00 AM

Hull City may be forced into the transfer market for a new goalkeeper following the news that Allan McGregor could miss up-to six months because of a back injury.

Speaking to the press while on the clubs pre-season training camp in Portugal, manager Steve Bruce confirmed that McGregor and defender Alex Bruce could be side-lined until 2017. The precise nature and extent of the injuries is currently unknown but the loss of McGregor – who started all but five of last season’s league games – will be of a particular concern with Eldin Jakupovic as the only back-up stopper with Premier League experience. Bruce on the other hand, found himself on the periphery of the starting XI last term and although his Achilles injury will be a blow, the 31-year-old was never expected to be any more than a squad player with Moses Odubajo all but assured of his place at right-back.
Mon, Jul 11, 2016 07:21:00 AM

Allan McGregor's form hasn't been great so there is some question as to whether the Scottish goalkeeper will keep his place as Hull City travel to the south coast for Week 32.

The less-than-spectacular form of Allan McGregor in recent weeks means that Steve Bruce faces a difficult choice in net for the Week 32 trip to St. Mary's. Steve Harper is standing by ready to deputize and with points at a premium, Bruce must decide who gives him the best chance to win. For most of the season, the clear choice has been McGregor when he's been healthy but that is less certain now and with every point at a premium in the relegation battle, fantasy managers should be wary of starting McGregor.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 11:05:00 AM

Allan McGregor recorded a solid fantasy outing in Week 29 but it has the makings of an outlier.

Hull City have been playing well and pulling themselves out of the relegation zone. Some of their defenders, like Paul McShane, may even be having sneaky runs of fantasy relevance. That shouldn't convince you that Allan McGregor's 13-point effort against Leicester City is a sign of things to come. Even over Hull City's strong(er) run of form, McGregor hasn't been producing significant fantasy performances. The clean sheets are few and far between and the saves are not coming in big enough numbers to overwhelm the negative points for goals allowed. There are keepers who manage to give up goals but put up good fantasy numbers anyway, McGregor isn't one of them this season.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 02:58:00 PM

In Week 15, Allan McGregor had a huge fantasy week as Hull City kept a clean sheet but his fortunes sunk markedly in Week 16 as they fell 2-0 to Chelsea.

Such is the danger of goalkeepers outside of the top clubs. Occasionally a goalkeeper on a team that is outclassed as Hull City were by Chelsea will pick up a bunch of saves to offset the negative points associated with goals conceded and picking up the loss. In this case, McGregor only managed one save and registered a negative point total. That makes two significant negative outings in the Yahoo format (-7 and -6) over the past four match weeks. Just a word to the wise if you were thinking of skimping on your goalkeeper to focus your resources elsewhere.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 01:56:00 PM

It hasn't been a great season for Allan McGregor between injuries and his side's poor play but he had a huge day against West Brom in the Week 15 nil-nil draw.

Anytime a goalkeeper saves a penalty it's usually a sign that a big fantasy day is in the offing. In Week 15, Allan McGregor managed not only a penalty save but three additional saves and a clean sheet on the way to 22 points in the Yahoo format. Just to give a sense of how big an outlier this was compared to the rest of his season the 22 points brings his season total to 45 meaning that his Week 15 effort contributed one point shy of half his current season total. Probably not a bandwagon to jump on in reaction to this past weekend.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 09:31:00 AM

Hull City fell into the relegation zone after QPR won and the Tigers could only draw with West Brom.

We keep saying that Hull City appear to be too talented to be relegated and yet they keep going in that direction. This week it took a saved penalty by Allan McGregor against West Brom to save even a point for Steve Bruce's men. Even the point couldn't prevent them from dropping a spot into eighteenth place.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 02:32:00 PM

Allan McGregor returns to action after missing approximately six weeks with a shoulder injury.

Hull City welcome back Allan McGregor to a squad that infamously was on the losing end of Burnley's first Premier League win in Week 11. They will hope to get a lift from not only McGregor but also Nikica Jelavic and Michael Dawson who are returning from injury issues of their own. All three players trained fully during the international break and should be ready to go.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 11:33:00 AM

Allan McGregor is expected to miss the next six weeks with a shoulder injury, Steve Harper will deputize into mid-November.

Hull City have seen Allan McGregor make some spectacular saves and let in some that he probably should have saved. On balance, he has been OK but not great by any stretch of the imagination. With Hull City guilty of giving up points in the second halves of their last three matches it's worth seeing if Harper can help stem the tide. If not, McGregor will be back before too long and Steve Bruce can continue the search for what is going wrong toward the end of matches.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 02:59:00 PM

Allan McGregor made a spectacular save in the 35th minute against West Ham United to deny Enner Valencia a sure goal.

Enner Valencia had Allan McGregor dead to rights in a scramble in front of the goal. With McGregor moving from his left to his right, the Scottish goalkeeper was able to stick out a hand and poke Valencia's attempt away from danger. Given the angles involved it was a great bit of work to get enough power on the save to put it clear of danger but that's exactly what McGregor did.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 03:48:00 PM

Allan McGregor is set to start in the FA Cup final against Arsenal after recovering form and fitness sufficiently for manager Steve Bruce.

With Hull's biggest match of the season on tap today, their number one keeper has won the race to be fit for the occasion. While McGregor isn't among the top keepers in the Premier League, he is the club's number one and they should get a boost from his availability.
Sat, May 17, 2014 09:30:00 AM

Allan McGregor has been out of action with various injuries since his ugly collision against West Ham but may win the race to play in Week 38.

Over and above just returning to action, McGregor will want to get some live match action in his bid to play in Hull City's FA Cup Final a week from Sunday against Arsenal. Without a first team match in nearly two months it would be difficult for Steve Bruce to feel good about choosing his usual first choice keeper.
Sat, May 10, 2014 09:30:00 AM

To add injury to insult, Allan McGregor is suffering from a kidney contusion in the wake of his collision with Mohamed Diame yesterday which also saw him sent off.

McGregor isn't going to play in Week 32 regardless due to his red card suspension but he will see a specialist after spending Wednesday night in the hospital after his collision with Diame. Managers who may be interested in keeping him on their bench at a low price will get more news after his evaluation. In the meantime, Steve Harper and Michel Vorm are solid low-priced alternatives with good match-ups in Week 32.
Source: @Physioroom
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 10:54:00 AM

Allan McGregor was at the center of a first half controversy as he was sent off for bringing down Mohamed Diame in the box. Mark Noble scored the resulting penalty for a 1-0 Hammers lead.

The play in question had a lot of moving parts. Mark Noble made a great run and saw his entry pass ricochet off of Diame's arm. Diame's touch put him in on McGregor who upended the midfielder who was in alone on goal before he could get off a good shot. The ball was cleared off the line by a defender with no call initial penalty call. After consulting with his linesman, who apparently didn't see Diame's touch, Mike Dean sent off McGregor and awarded West Ham a penalty that Mark Noble converted.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 05:11:00 PM