Today could be a big day in Wes Foderingham’s season.
So far, life under Steven Gerrard has involved a lot of training, but a lot less playing.
He has appeared just four times so far: two League Cup ties, one SPL match and most recently, the Scottish Cup fixture away at Cowdenbeath.
The 28-year-old had been the no.1 at Ibrox for several seasons, but the return of Allan McGregor changed all that.
The veteran keeper has been outstanding during his second stint. Particularly, during November, where he ran away with the Player of the Month award.
Therefore, it’s tough to argue a case for Foderingham to have had more run outs.
However, the decision may temporarily be taken out of the manager’s hands.
After last Friday’s citing, Allan McGregor faces a ban from action. Foderingham is set to benefit from that, with a run of at least two consecutive matches between the sticks.
Yet, his upturn in fortunes isn’t confirmed just yet.
McGregor appealed the initial SFA decision, and so will have his case brought to a hearing later today.
If the ban is upheld, Foderingham will finally get a proper chance to remind everyone of what he can do.
If it’s overturned, it will be back to the usual, and watching on against St Johnstone from the bench.