Friday, 28 August 2015

Warburton confirms Bell to return in a fortnight


Mark Warburton today confirmed goalkeeper Cammy Bell is around 14 days away from full fitness.

The one-time Scottish cap has been out injured since the playoff defeat at Fir Park, and with Wes Foderingham establishing himself in Rangers’ goal, the issue is open regarding who will become the permanent fixture between the sticks once the former Killie stopper returns.

Warburton said on Bell:

         “He’s closer, he’s training well, he’s trained outside on the grass and been working with goalkeeping coach Jim Stewart which is nice to see. He’s making good progress so I’d say he’s a couple of weeks away.”

Foderingham has been an issue of mild contention from some fans, with questions about his kicking being raised, but his excellent save at Alloa and generally solid interceptions from cross balls suggest he will have to make a big mistake or lose drastic form for Warburton to consider reinstalling Bell at Ibrox as number one.

9 comments:

  1. Foderingham is an accident waiting to happen ,he cant kick the ball out from pass backs he has been very lucky on a number of occasions ,I just hope when his luck runs out it doesn't cost us dear

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  2. Qos could be our biggest test yet and it could be the game that foderingham is found out. I truely dont rate him. Im not a pro footballer so its rich for me to judge but he just seems the type that thinks hes brilliant cos hes a profesional footballer

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  3. Don't panic. Foderingham has done well and I'm sure they've been fine-tuning his distribution. I suspect the tactic of almost always passing the ball out is the manager's.

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  4. the lads a very good keeper,,

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  5. Yes, let's not get carried away this squad have only been together a few weeks now with new people being added regularly. Now with the leagues underway they will all have the chance to gel, meanwhile if we carry on winning and learning as we go this team will be strong. It's obvious Warburton knows what he's doing but quality doesn't always show right away sometimes it develops, especially if you have to work with other people. Foderingham is a good 'keeper in terms of shot stopping and cross ball cover, he's quick and agile, the more the guys get to know each other the more we will realise he is just another of the very good players warburton has brought in to build his 'first team' at Rangers. I suspect and hope there will be more in the future.

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  6. To everyone having a pop at Foderingham who would they suggest as keeper lets face it not many keepers are comfortable with the ball at their feet give him a break his fast distribution from corners and crosses sets up good counter attacks

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  7. Once Foderingham's erratic kicking has been sorted out, he'll prove to be another great signing for Rangers. He's already far better than the hugely disappointing Cammy Bell and there's no way he'll be dropped to let Bell back in.

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  8. He didnt eally have a lot today, The defence were to blame for the QoS goal not foderingham,
    he did save a stick on certainty from their striker, But apart from that nowt really, I think we can only judge him [ and the whole team] when we get games against better teams in the cups, I cant wait for St Johnstone this will really give us a chance to see how they are progressing & how good or bad they are, it will be interesting to see who steps up, I have now worries about Tav,Wags lets see if the likes of Clarke,templeton can handle themselves

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