JAK ALNWICK is relishing the battle for the No.1 jersey at Ibrox with Allan McGregor and Wes Foderingham this season.

The keeper made just 10 appearances for Rangers last term as Foderingham retained the gloves under Pedro Caixinha and Graeme Murty.

But he faces an even tougher test in the coming months after McGregor returned to Ibrox in the summer following an impressive campaign with Hull City last time out.

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McGregor has been given the nod by boss Steven Gerrard so far this season but Alnwick, who started in the friendly win over Wigan on Sunday, isn’t fazed by the challenge.

He said: “It’s brilliant, all three goalkeepers are different.

"Greegsy has done brilliantly since he has come back to the club and his experience is vital and there’s competition with Wes and me here too.

“Competition pushes you to do better. We’re all good friends and it’s healthy competition.

“We’re all working for the benefit of Rangers and whoever has the shirt on, we want them to do well for this club.

“You’ve got to thrive under the challenge. There are setbacks in football, positives as well as negatives, and it’s down to you to deal with it all. Greegsy coming in has helped the club and we all want to help the club, that’s why we’re at Rangers Football Club.

“The competition...I’m going to be pushing him as hard as I can and hopefully it makes him better and we’ll see where it takes us at the end of the season.

“I hadn’t come across Allan in England, although I saw a lot of the games he played up here.

"He did brilliantly for the club in the past so I knew what he was all about.

“For him to play at the level he’s played and over such a length of time underlines the fact he’s a top goalkeeper, obviously.

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“He’s experienced and controls the game very well and as you go through the years as a goalkeeper you pick up those little things.

“He always looks very calm and relaxed and there are little things I can learn from him. I’m only young so I can learn from him as well as push him.”

Victory over Wigan was the fourth that Rangers have earned on Gerrard’s watch as they have made an encouraging start to the campaign.

The Gers have also beaten Bury, Shkupi and Osijek in recent weeks and have yet to concede a goal as summer recruits McGregor, Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic have impressed so far.

Alnwick said: "We look more solid. We’ve signed a few defenders and we look solid.

"We’re trying to press from the front and you can see everyone is working.

"Last year we weren’t quite there and so it didn’t quite click but it looks like everyone is working for the team to keep that clean sheet.

"If we work as hard as we are we’re going to score goals at the other level too. As long as we keep the clean sheets coming we’ll also score goals."