Rangers legend Ally McCoist has heaped praise on Wes Foderingham following his heroic double save for Sheffield United this afternoon.

There were plenty of Rangers connections at Bramall Lane today as Sheffield United hosted Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Former Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham was in goal for the Blades, who had Rangers-mad Oli McBurnie up top and former Gers midfielder John Fleck on the bench.

Sheffield United even had former Rangers midfielder and interim boss Stuart McCall in their dugout supporting Paul Heckingbottom.

Gers fans may well have been rooting for the Blades to come out victorious and they would have been happy with the outcome.

United came from behind twice to end up winning 3-2 with an injury-time screamer from Tommy Doyle – and they had Foderingham to thank for a superb double-save.

Sheffield United v Blackburn Rovers: Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final
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Ally McCoist hails ex-Rangers stopper Wes Foderingham

Almost straight after half-time and with the score finely poised at 1-1, Rovers went on the attack.

Left back Harry Pickering cut inside and hit a right-footed strike towards goal, which former Rangers stopper Wes Foderingham tipped away.

Ben Brereton Diaz followed it up and appeared to have the goal at his mercy – only for FOderingham to launch himself across goal and produce a stunning save.

That double-stop was absolutely vital for the Blades as they went on to win.

Foderingham pulled off those saves in front of ITV’s co-commentator Ally McCoist, a true Rangers hero.

McCoist called the second save ‘excellent’, marvelling at Foderingham’s goalkeeping.

McCoist highlighted that whilst he never crossed paths with Foderingham at Ibrox, he knows the stopper is still highly-regarded in Glasgow.

“What a stop that is,” said McCoist. “The first save is good, the second save is excellent. He just came after I left, he had a great spell and is very well thought-of in Glasgow,” he added.

Foderingham was one of Mark Warburton’s first signings at Rangers back in 2015, arriving on a free transfer from Swindon Town.

Foderingham racked up nearly 150 appearances for the Gers but struggled for game time after Allan McGregor’s return.

Now 32 and featuring regularly for Sheffield United, Foderingham is on his way to Wembley for a huge FA Cup semi-final some three years after leaving Rangers.

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