Cardiff City today completed the signing of Allan McGregor on loan until the end of the season.
The Scotland international joins on loan from Premier League strugglers Hull City, as Eldin Jakupovic, Dusan Kuciak and former Cardiff man David Marshall all sit above him in the pecking order.
Personally, I think this is a brilliant signing and just what the doctor ordered in South Wales.
Cardiff were screaming out for a new goalkeeper.
Why Paul Trollope sanctioned the sale of both goalkeepers – David Marshall and Simon Moore – in the summer, I do not know.
Simon Moore was a perfectly competent goalkeeper, ready to step in for Marshall, but he was allowed to leave to join League One Sheffield United.
The Bluebirds were left with Brian Murphy and Ben Amos – two goalkeepers who do not inspire confidence to the same extent as Marshall.
McGregor brings vast experience to the table and he has the ability to keep Cardiff in matches with a string of good saves and dominant and composed performances between the sticks.
The 34-year-old is an immediate improvement on Amos and Murphy.
With Cardiff just six points clear of the drop zone, they need a good goalkeeper who the defence can trust and a ‘keeper who can earn them some vital points towards the back end of the season.
McGregor is a man who can do that.
He is also as good as Cardiff could possible have expected, given their financial situation.
Therefore, the Scotsman has handed Cardiff a huge boost in their bid to stay up this season and I believe he will keep them in the second tier.
Cardiff fans – do you agree? Will McGregor be good for you? Let us know in the comments below…