As Allan McGregor continues to dazzle in goal for Rangers, is the sale of Wes Foderingham inevitable?

Foderingham has been the main man at Ibrox for the last three years after Mark Warburton signed him in 2015.

However, after being number one for so long, the 27-year-old has had to suddenly make way for the outstanding McGregor.

Foderingham has been Rangers’ number one for the last three years (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

First of all, this is by no means a poor decision on Steven Gerrard’s part. The Rangers support have felt a lot more confident having their former hero McGregor in between the sticks than Foderingham. The former Hull City and Scotland number one is a commanding presence, and shows terrific shot-stopping as well as a domination of his box.

His return to the club has already been a huge success. However, what does that mean for Foderingham?

Gerrard has already claimed in the past that keeping three goalkeepers happy is extremely difficult. However, with Jak Alnwick being signed as a deputy, you have to wonder if Gerrard is thinking solely of Foderingham in this case.

It must be tough for the former number one to see the impressive job McGregor is doing upon his return. Having been such an integral part of the Rangers squad to come up from the Championship, Foderingham has been a solid acquisition.

However, progress is progress, and McGregor certainly defines that word in this case.

Allan McGregor has come in and done an outstanding job so far (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Foderingham’s future, therefore, remains hugely up in the air. The goalkeeper remains a huge asset to the club, but would be sold for the right price.

And it would also be a surprise if the former Swindon Town man’s ambitions are to sit on the bench at Rangers.

With Alnwick there as back-up, Rangers could certainly get a bit of cash for Foderingham in January. His contract runs until the summer of 2020, and therefore any sale could be a lucrative one for the club.

There is also the option that Foderingham moves somewhere else in Europe as transfer window deadlines vary. Yet it would be a surprise if he didn’t see his future back down south in the future.

This would be a deal that could be best for all parties after the McGregor upgrade.

Whilst Foderingham has been a loyal servant to the club, it may be time to say goodbye to him the very near future.

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