Former Rangers man joins struggling club currently locked in intense court battle
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Ex-Rangers man joins Scottish club despite ongoing court battle

Former Rangers full-back Ricky Foster has joined Partick Thistle as they continue their court battle with the SPFL over what they view as unfair relegation.

The Firhill club announced the move for Foster despite being locked in an SFA arbitration fight with the SPFL which could see their relegation overturned or them financially compensated for being booted down to League One.

Despite the continuing uncertainty over what’s going to be happening at Partick Thistle next season, 34-year-old Foster is delighted to sign a one-year deal after his contract expired at Ross County.

“Richard is a terrific addition to the squad and I’m really pleased to get him. On the pitch he’s played 550 games, most of them at Premier League level, and he’s a very, very fit boy,” said Thistle boss Ian McCall [PTFC].

“Importantly he’s also strong on the mental side of the game, he is a winner who wants to help us win football matches and he brings a mentality that will only help us.”

Ricky Foster had two separate spells at Rangers with mixed success.

Foster’s first spell at Ibrox saw him join Walter Smith’s three-in-a-row winning side from Aberdeen on-loan in 2010.

Ricky Foster joins Partick Thistle after his contract expired at Ross County and despite the club’s ongoing court battle with the SPFL. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Parallax Photo Ltd/Getty images)

The full-back when then move to Bristol City for a brief spell in 2013 before joining the Gers full time with the club in Scottish League One.

Foster made a total of 83 appearances for Rangers and has also turned out for Aberdeen and St. Johnstone in his career.

Partick Thistle’s relegation is particularly painful given they were in the relegation spot, two points behind Queen of the South, with a game in hand.

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