According to The Belfast Telegraph, Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has vowed to fight for his place in Steven Gerrard’s team, amongst a season of limited game time.
The former England under-19 international has fallen down the pecking order at Ibrox after veteran Allan McGregor joined the club over the summer, but has been given a reprieve this evening.
The Belfast Telegraph reports that Foderingham is in line to start this evening against Ayr in the quarter final of the Scottish League Cup, but he shouldn’t even get that close.
It is obviously the correct choice to play McGregor in the Scottish Premiership, as he is, after all, the better goalkeeper out of the two despite his age. The 36-year-old Scotland international has showed no signs of slowing down, and is in better form than Foderingham has ever been in.
But rather than turning to the 27-year-old, Gerrard should look to some young blood to try out in this competition. The 20-year-old Robby McCorie would be a risk, but not much more than playing Foderingham would be, as he has proven time and time again that he is not of the standard of the Scottish giants.
Whilst he may start tonight, Gerrard should take the opportunity to unload of the player in January. There is no point having a player that occupies the wage bill when it is not in the club’s interests to play him. If Gerrard seriously wants this Rangers team to be successful, Foderingham must go.