Following on from Allan McGregor, we take a look at his backup between the sticks, Wes Foderingham.

While there have been improvements on the pitch, 2018/19 will undoubtedly have been the 28-year-old’s toughest season since moving to Ibrox.

Foderingham had spent next to no time on the bench since arriving at Ibrox in 2015. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Up until the return of McGregor, Fods had been the near undisputed first choice. This time around, he turned out just eight times.

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However, at no point did we hear complaints from the Englishman. Sure, he admitted that he sees himself as a No.1 keeper and that he wouldn’t be satisfied with a spot in the dugout in the long-term [Daily Record]. Yet, he also acknowledged the outstanding form of his fellow stopper.

Fods got his head down and showed himself to be a consummate professional across the season.

When called upon, he hardly put a foot wrong. He came away from half of his outings with clean sheets.

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Against St Johnstone at home in February, a number of outstanding saves prevented embarrassment. Furthermore, a decent stop from Oliver Burke at Ibrox earlier this month helped the Gers to a comfortable Old Firm win.

Fods and Katic celebrate after the recent win over Celtic. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Over four years at Ibrox, Foderingham has proven himself a dependable keeper. Unfortunately for him, though, he simply isn’t quite at the same level as McGregor.

Therefore, as soon as Gerrard arrived and made the veteran a priority signing, his season was doomed.

I don’t think an A can be handed out to a player who featured just eight times, but by the same token, Foderingham did all that could be asked of him this season.

Half-term grade: C

End of Season Grade: B

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