Wes Foderingham looks set to leave Rangers this summer after being told by manager Steven Gerrard that he would be the third choice goalkeeper ahead of the coming season.
That’s according to The Scottish Sun, who report that the manager is also willing to listen to offers for the goalie over the next couple of months.
With Allan McGregor arriving at the club, it was always going to be difficult for Foderingham to hold on to the established number one position, but with the emergence of Jak Alnwick as credible opposition it now seems that he has fallen even further down the pecking order than expected.
He’s been first choice since signing from Swindon in 2015 and although there have been question marks about certain aspects of his game, it’s undeniable that he’s been a reliable shot-stopper in his time between the sticks at Ibrox.
McGregor though is a winner and carries a bigger personality than the 27-year-old. Having him in goals adds vital experience to the first team squad at Ibrox. He knows what it means to win trophies at the club. His pure goalkeeping ability is arguably greater than Foderingham’s too, even at 36 years of age.
Still though, the relegation of Foderingham to third choice is something of a surprise. That Gerrard is willing to unceremoniously axe former first team regulars shows that no mercy is being given in pre-season. If players aren’t up to the standard, they can expect to be moved on this summer.