Ex-Rangers star who claims he gave up supporting Gers earns USA move


Ex-Rangers star who claims he gave up supporting Gers earns USA move

Former Rangers defender Ricky Foster has earned a surprise move Stateside as the full-back joins Detroit City of the USL Championship on a player/coach deal.

Foster, 37, had been a free-agent after leaving Partick Thistle this summer and the former Aberdeen, Bristol City, Ross County and St Johnstone man is set to pitch up in the USA.

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The holder of a UEFA A-Level coaching license, it’s an interesting move for a player plenty are more familiar with seeing on BBC Scotland’s flagship football show Sportscene as of late.

“Detroit City Football Club announced Monday the club has signed journeyman Scottish footballer Richard Foster to a deal which will see Foster stepping into a player-coaching role on Trevor James’ first-team staff,” reads a Detroit City statement.

“His deal is for the remainder of the 2022 season, with team and player options that could see him be part of the Rouge and Gold family through the 2024 season pending league and federation approval.”

It’s certainly a creative move for Ricky Foster and in moving to Detroit City and in moving to the USA the defender will get out of the goldfish bowl that is Scottish football.

Detroit City-bound Ricky Foster gave up supporting Rangers

Speaking as part of a new Scottish football podcast hosted by Ewen Cameron, Foster told the Big Scottish Football Podcast “I don’t support any football team”.

That’s despite growing up a Rangers fan in Elgin.

“I don’t support any football team,” said Foster.

“As a youngster in Elgin I supported Rangers and then once I became professional and signed for Aberdeen you then support Aberdeen and then you just support whatever club you move on to.

“It’s different for me because football became my job so it’s in my best interests to support the team that pay my wages.”

Ricky Foster made 83 appearances across two spells with Rangers and lifted the Scottish Premier League title with the club in season 2010/11.

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