It has been reported recently that Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton is monitoring Rangers’ goalkeeper Wes Foderingham and has (predictably) cryptically stated that he is ‘very close’ to a new signing but naturally has not elaborated on who this is.
With Forest also linked to Bournemouth’s Adam Federici (also a goalkeeper) it does appear likely Warburton is going for strengthening in that area, but the key issue is do Rangers want or need to sell Foderingham.
Praised by many fans, criticised now and then by some, Foderingham was undeniably one of the few players who managed to handle the step up to the SPL last season, and if not for his quality Rangers might not have walked away from Fir Park with all three points last weekend.
But for all that, he gets a lot of stick over his presence in the box and ability to come for crosses, and got pretty much all the blame for Motherwell’s equaliser – whether fair or otherwise.
So if the price is right, would fans be content with the sale – or is Wes indispensible?