Allan McGregor’s bizarre actions on Sunday ended his Rangers season.
For reasons unknown, the red mist descended and he planted his studs into Marc McNulty’s back, before briefly feigning injury.
It was a stupid initial act and an embarrassing follow up. A red card and a suspension was the result.
That presents an unlikely opportunity to a player who could soon be departing Ibrox.
Wes Foderingham made it clear earlier in the season that he isn’t prepared to sit on the bench forever [Evening Times]. He wants to play, but this case aside, he’s not getting that at Rangers. Six appearances in all competitions is barely even a bit part role.
What’s more, a recent Evening Times report also suggested Fods would be one of several players to leave the club in the summer.
The 28-year-old still has a year remaining on his Rangers deal [
Transfermarkt]. Yet, McGregor is entrenched as no.1, so the Englishman knows that if he stays, he will have to play second fiddle again next season.
If he is to go, though, at least he will have one last shot at Old Firm glory.
He experienced it before when emerging victorious from a penalty shoot-out in a Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden. However, in the league, it’s been a different story.
Foderingham has watched on helplessly at times, picking the ball out of the net with regularity.
Now, though, the tide is starting to turn and I’m sure he would love to play a part in a home victory.
He’s sure to be tested at times on Sunday. But, he’s shown over four years with the Gers that he’s a competent stopper, so let’s hope he grasps what could be his final Ibrox opportunity.