Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Heavilly linked with a move out, Steven Gerrard may have given departing mainstay a stunning reprieve


Wes Foderingham has seen his chances of being a part of Steven Gerrard’s Rangers given a possible reprieve with the surprise news of his inclusion in the Europa League squad in Robby McCrorie’s place.

The official Uefa website now details Rangers’ exact 22-man squad for the first round against Macedonians Shkupi, and intriguingly it includes 27-year old Foderingham who had been heavily linked with a move away to Aston Villa and Ipswich by The Sun, after being reportedly told by Steven Gerrard he was surplus.

But his inclusion, along with fellow deputy Jak Alnwick, does force the possible conclusion that he may just be sticking around.

It had been expected that young McCrorie would take his place as either deputy or third choice, but the Academy graduate, despite good involvement in pre-season, will play no part tomorrow night.

Foderingham hasn’t been involved on any level since the Hampden horror show in April, so his return to the front line is unexpected.

Whether he will actually be on the bench for the UEL opener, however, is another matter entirely.

NB: Ibrox Noise overlooked the U21 rule. McCrorie could still be involved tomorrow night but Wes' place in the list remains intriguing.

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