Former Rangers player Wes Foderingham has finally made his first league appearance since his Ibrox exit in the summer of 2020.

The 6ft 1″ goalkeeper was released by the Gers at the end of his contract after five years at the club.

Foderingham during a Scottish Cup Old Firm in 2018. (Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images)

A Mark Warburton signing, the Englishman moved to Glasgow from Swindon Town and went on to make 143 appearances, 112 of which came in the league.

It didn’t take Fods long to find a new club, with then-Premier League outfit Sheffield United snapping him up in mid-July on a three-year deal.

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However, his playing time has been severely limited since then.

The 30-year-old spent the majority of last season on the bench serving as a backup to Aaron Ramsdale and prior to the weekend, had only made one appearance for the Blades, in an EFL Cup defeat to Burnley in September 2020.

However, Ramdale’s recent sale to Arsenal has presented the former Ger with an opportunity, and he finally made his league debut on Saturday against Huddersfield Town at Bramall Lane.

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After a season of bench-warming following his Ibrox exit, the former Rangers keeper finally has a league appearance for Sheffield United. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

The hosts lost the Championship clash 2-1 as their poor start to the season continued, but Foderingham posted on Instagram on Sunday to express his delight at finally appearing in a league game.

“Delighted to make my league debut for the club yesterday,” he wrote. “Despite the disappointing result, It was great to be out there. Onwards & upwards!”

Unless Blades boss Slavisa Jokanovic brings in someone else before the transfer window closes, it looks likely that Foderingham will compete with Michael Verrips for the no.1 jersey going forward.

During his five years at Ibrox, he rarely let Rangers down and he could certainly do a good job in the English second tier if given some continuity.

Meanwhile, a former Rangers attacker finally looks to be realising his potential after making an outstanding start to the season.

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