Not many players tend to be successful after leaving Rangers, especially when they do so in their prime, but former Ibrox star Wes Foderingham has actually continued to flourish after his departure from the Gers.

Wes Foderingham was one of the best players at Rangers during his time at Ibrox.

Wes Foderingham was a star at Rangers

Foderingham joined Rangers in the summer of 2015.

The 32-year-old left the Gers in the summer of 2020 as a free agent.

The goalkeeper played 143 times for Rangers.

Foderingham won the Scottish Championship and the Scottish Challenge Cup with Rangers in 2015-16.

The 32-year-old goalkeeper immediately established himself as a key figure at Sheffield United after joining them on a free transfer following his departure from Rangers.

The Englishman played 34 times in the Championship for the Blades in 2021-22 and featured in 40 Championship games last season as his team won promotion to the Premier League.

And Foderingham has played five times in the Premier League for United so far this season.

Criticism for Wes Foderingham

The latest performance from the 32-year-old has drawn criticism, though.

Former Celtic and Chelsea striker Chris Sutton has slammed Foderingham for time-wasting during the Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this past weekend.

The Blades lost the match 2-1.

Sutton said on BBC Radio 5 Live: “This isn’t pub football. 

“If Wes Foderingham can’t work out what to do within two seconds, then he shouldn’t be playing Premier League football.

“Honestly, it is ridiculous that he has to assess the situation and think for 10 – 15 seconds. ‘What shall I do?’”

Wes Foderingham
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Sutton’s comments came after United manager Paul Heckingbottom tried to explain following the match why Foderingham was taking time on goalkicks.

As quoted in Yahoo!, Heckingbottom said that referee Peter Bankes wanted Foderingham to “kick it long” and to hurry up.

Heckingbottom added: “From the moment the ball is down [for a goal-kick] we’re taking it in 10 seconds but because we’re getting out and playing to Oli, Spurs change, so Wes has a different decision to make.

“He can’t make his decision until Spurs have moved.

“The referees haven’t got a clue, they don’t know what I’m saying. The answer back to me was: ‘Kick long, then’.”

It will be interesting to see what Foderingham does in his next match for United.

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