Hull City’s Jackson Irvine has told the Hull Daily Mail that he was gutted when Allan McGregor left the club earlier this month.

It has been a dismal year for the Tigers as instead of getting promoted back to the Premier League like intended, they had to fight against relegation. In they end they survived and avoided joining fellow relegated side Sunderland into Sky Bet League One and a lot of that was down to McGregor. The 36-year-old goalkeeper has been a bright spot in a poor season with his 12 clean sheets being a key reason why they stayed up.

But despite being named their Player of the Year, McGregor decided to leave the club this summer. Instead he decided to head north of the border and pen a deal with Rangers. And Irvine has said how gutted he was to hear the news especially as they want to challenge at the top of the table next season.

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He said: “Greegsy was so important for Hull, he was outstanding,”

“We’re gutted to lose him because he was such a big player for us.”

“I reckon he made one mistake the whole season, which, in a 46-game campaign, is incredible. When strikers see him they know they are going to have a tough day.”

“Rangers need Rangers people and that’s what Greegsy is. He’ll exude that in the dressing-room and it will rub off on everyone.”

“He knows what it means to win titles and trophies there. That’s what they need if they’re going to challenge Celtic again.”