Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham may have made his final Ibrox appearance in yesterday’s Old Firm win over Celtic – and if the shot-stopper is allowed to move on this summer then the Gers are making a mistake.
Foderingham came into the side to replace the suspended Allan McGregor and had a pretty quiet afternoon as the Gers dominated their rivals in the final Old Firm of the campaign.
The former Swindon keeper was called into action a few times though, but dealt with everything Celtic had to throw at him comfortably.
Since McGregor’s return to the club last summer, Fod has been relegated to the bench and made only his seventh appearance of the season yesterday.
Foderingham has admitted that he doesn’t see himself sitting on the bench long-term so it’ll take regular games to keep him at Ibrox – but it’ll be much harder to replace him than to find a way to keep him happy.
McGregor is nearing the end of his playing career so it could well be that he sees his game-time reduced next season as the Gers prepare for his looming retirement.
Giving Foderingham the chance to play regularly – or even sending him out on loan for a season – is a far better scenario than having to fork out a sizeable fee for a replacement.
With talks planned between Foderingham and Gerrard at the end of the season, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if the 28-year-old does decide that it is best to move elsewhere.
Despite some fans not being too keen on him, he’s shown his quality throughout his time at Ibrox and doesn’t always get the credit he deserves.
Since arriving at Ibrox, the big keeper has done well by the club and if yesterday does prove to have been his final Ibrox appearance then he can leave happy that he’s done everything asked.