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Foderingham and Lafferty must be gutted they didn’t leave Rangers in January

Foderingham and Lafferty must be gutted they didn’t leave Rangers in January

Steven Gerrard was a busy man in January, bolstering his Rangers side’s depth as they try to keep up their fight for the Scottish Premiership.

The Gers have brought in Jermain Defoe, Steven Davis, Glen Kamara, Andrew Firth and Matt Polster to add to the quality that Gerrard has at his disposal.

Jordan Rossiter was the only main departure, as he left to move to Bury on loan which should allow him to get more first-team game time.

As with every squad, there are players who cannot feature as often as they maybe would like to and with that being said, here are two Rangers players who must have been frustrated to not get a move away…

Wes Foderingham

Due to the form of Allan McGregor, Foderingham has not really had a look in this season. The latter has made six appearances across this season, most recently starring in a 0-0 draw with St. Johnstone as a result of McGregor’s two-game ban for violent conduct, meaning he is also set to start against Kilmarnock in the Scottish Cup fifth-round replay too.

The Express had reported that Foderingham was on Leeds United’s radar for the January transfer window, but that move did not materialise.

If McGregor returns to a starting role upon his ban ending after the Kilmarnock game, Foderingham must be frustrated he was not able to leave in favour of regular game time elsewhere for the remainder of the campaign.

Kyle Lafferty

Lafferty may have only joined Rangers in the summer but given Alfredo Morelos’ form and Defoe’s arrival, he could be forgiven if he wanted to move on not too long after arriving.

The 31-year-old has started just 12 of his 32 appearances for the Gers this season and as Rangers play their best football in the predominantly used 4-3-3 system, that means when both are fit Lafferty will be the third choice and his game time will suffer as a result of that.

If he is after playing as regularly as possible and if he still struggles for frequent starts, he could be frustrated at the lack of opportunities he receives.

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