Rangers secure signing number five of the window - what next for rival?
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Andy Firth joins Rangers – what next for Wes Foderingham?

Rangers have secured the signing of Barrow goalkeeper Andy Firth on an 18 month deal for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance.
The Ibrox side had been looking at options in the goalkeeping position. New Zealand international Stefan Marinovic was on trial earlier this month, but it looks like Firth is the club’s preferred option.
But what does this move mean for Wes Foderingham?

Wes Foderingham has been consigned to the bench for much of this season, making only three appearances. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The Rangers backup goalkeeper is likely to be moved on for game time in this window. Firth should then go in as backup to Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor.
Foderingham was first choice at Ibrox before McGregor took the gloves in the summer. Since then the Yorkshireman’s chances have been limited and at 28, he needs to be playing matches.

Whether this will be on loan or as a full transfer remains to be seen. That is if Rangers don’t see Firth as a third-choice keeper. That’s after Robby McCrorie went out on loan to Greenock Morton today.
Andy Firth, 22, started his career at Liverpool and is very familiar with the Anfield connection at Ibrox. He has previously worked with Steven Gerrard and his team as part of the Liverpool youth set-up.

Firth came through the youth set-up at Anfield and is already familiar with some of the players and staff currently at Ibrox. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Firth only has National League experience in England it will be interesting to see how he takes the step up.
This brings the club’s signing tally for this window to five.
The club have also secured the loan signings of Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis as well as the pre-contracts of
Jordan Jones and Glen Kamara.

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