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

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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  1. He simply is not good enough and should be shipped out asap, Jak and McCrorie are better keepers all round, disappointed he's still hanging around like a bad smell

    • BlueBear every time you post you sound more like a fool. How many first team games (or any games) have you seen Robbie McCrorie play in to say he's a better keeper than Foderingham? None I'm guessing. There's only one bad smell around here and it ain't Fod…..

    • Robby got player of the year at the wee Rangers, he has came back home and definitely deserves the chance to fight it out for 2nd spot, ive seen Fod being a bombscare to many times for us, ive never rated him and if or when he leaves you will never hear from him again

  2. McCrorie and Rudden are U21 academy graduates and don't need to be registered and can be used without being named.

    • Hi Jeff,

      Very true, we overlooked this, but equally it doesn't really change the principle of the article. Wes is definitely in the list.

  3. Is it that shocking? it's highly unlikely he will be signed by another team in europe so being cup tied isn't going to stop a sale and he's been a decent GK for us for the past few years (even if he isn't at the level we want to be at)

    there is no point in shutting him out, we've had no reports of him being unprofessional so why be unprofessional to him? Best thing to do is politely discuss his options with him and offer assistance in finding a new team.

  4. hope he goes, nevertheless he will play no part i think in this game after all he is 3rd choice, lets just beat them with a good advantage for 2nd leg, after last year embarrassment,Foderingham is the last of our worries.

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