Aberdeen legend Duncan Shearer has claimed Rangers keeper Allan McGregor “got what he deserved” after being banned for two games for his challenge on Lewis Ferguson.

26 NOV 1995: THE TWO GOALSCORERS (L) DUNCAN SHEARER AND (R) BILLY DODDS OF ABRERDEEN CELEBRATE WINNING THE COCA-COLA CUP DURING ABERDEEN V DUNDEE IN THE COCA-COLA CUP FINAL AT HAMPDEN PARK.

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Shearer admitted that there are times games can get rough but was adamant there was no excuse for McGregor’s actions.

“In a way it’s all part of the game. If I went up for a ball there were moments when you braced yourself to get hit,” Shearer told the Scottish Sun.

“But there are other moments when a line is definitely crossed, and that’s how I saw McGregor’s challenge on Ferguson.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Nicky Low of Queen of The South challenges Lewis Ferguson of Aberdeen during the Scottish Cup 5th Round match between Aberdeen and Queen of The South at Pittodrie Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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“McGregor’s got what he deserved.

“He’s a brilliant keeper for Rangers and Scotland, but no player should be allowed to get away with that kind of nasty challenge.”

The Gers keeper will miss fixtures with St. Johnstone and Kilmarnock after being cited by the Scottish FA’s compliance officer.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 29: Allan McGregor of Rangers in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Despite the challenge from McGregor, Ferguson suffered no injury and was fine to continue the match.

The Aberdeen ace was lucky to avoid injury – and a ban of his own for leaving one on the Gers keeper later in the same game.

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