Since Steven Gerrard came to Rangers, the fans have been much more upbeat about their chances of winning silverware and usurping Celtic as the greatest club in Scotland. However, it’s not been rosy for everyone at the club. When Stevie G came in, he made Allan McGregor one of his first signings, forcing Wes Foderingham into the role as #2 ‘keeper.
The English shot-stopper has shown time and time again that he’s a class act on and off the pitch, however, McGregor’s arrival has seen him drop down the pecking order and after playing in all but six games throughout the 2016/17 and 2017/18 Scottish Premier League campaigns. He’s only featured once in the league this season and four times in all competitions as he aims to fight he way back to becoming the Ibrox #1.
Whilst Allan McGregor is 36, it doesn’t look like he’s going to be slowing down anytime soon. The Scottish stopper has pretty much given Foderingham no chance of breaking back into the squad and the former Swindon man could be forced to look for a move south of the border if he does want to get his career back on track after appearing only a handful of times for the Gers.
The majority of supporters love having Stevie G at the helm, but not once have any of them considered the consequences of some of the fringe players at the club. Foderingham has been hit harder than any of the other stars at Ibrox, going from one of the most influential stars playing week in week out to not knowing when his next appearance will be.
The next time he features will likely be against Cowdenbeath away in the Scottish Cup fourth round. Stevie G will need to rotate for that clash in mid-January if he’s still up and around the top of the Scottish Premier League like his side is now. However, the 27-year-old might look for an Ibrox exit due to his lack of game time and may not even be at the club for the Scottish Cup match as he aims to become a first-team goalkeeper again.