Wes Foderingham has bid an emotional farewell to Rangers on Instagram via a message and a compilation video.
On Tuesday evening, it was announced that the 29-year-old keeper and five other players would leave Ibrox following the imminent expiration of their contracts.
#RangersFC can confirm that Andy Halliday, Jon Flanagan and Wes Foderingham will depart from Ibrox upon expiry of their permanent contracts.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) May 19, 2020
Foderingham is one of the club’s longest-serving players, having been signed from Swindon Town by Mark Warburton in 2015.
He wore the no.1 jersey for several seasons, helping the Gers gain promotion back to the Premiership and to the Challenge Cup title in 2016.
The Englishman continued between the sticks for a time in the top flight but dropped to the role of back-up following the return of Allan McGregor in 2018.
A dependable performer, Foderingham very rarely let the side down and enjoyed some memorable moments across 143 appearances in Light Blue, including the 2016 Scottish Cup semi-final win over Celtic, while he was outstanding in a 2-0 Old Firm win at Ibrox back in May.
Taking to his Instagram page to say farewell, he wrote: “An incredible journey and an unforgettable 5 years, but now is the time to move on. All the best in the future. Once a Ger always a Ger”
His message was accompanied by a blue heart emoji and a compilation video of his best saves in a Rangers shirt.
The post received plenty of support, particularly from current and former teammates, with the likes of Daniel Candeias, Martyn Waghorn, Josh Windass, Sheyi Ojo, Jordan Thompson and Greg Docherty all offering praise.
There’s little doubt that teams will now start to express an interest in signing Foderingham as a free agent and after two seasons as an understudy, he’ll likely be looking for guaranteed playing time in 2020/21.