Monday, 21 January 2019

Imminent exit surely on cards following latest developments at Ibrox


Following the past 24 hours’ breaking news of Stefan Marinovic’s trial at Auchenhowie, it appears the final curtain has been drawn on Wes Foderingham’s Rangers career.

While being publicly polite about it, manager Steven Gerrard was always fairly clear that new signing Allan McGregor would be his number one, and the previous recipient of the jersey would now be the deputy at best.

And with Kiwi international goalkeeper Marinovic, at around the same age as the previous number one now currently being put through his Rangers paces by Gerrard, there is no way back for Foderingham who must surely be instructing his agent to help find him a new club.

With the 24-cap New Zealander ready to impress and join the ranks at Ibrox, it would leave Rangers with four senior goalkeepers, and one would absolutely have to go – and that is unlikely to be Auchenhowie graduate Robby McCrorie.

We would see next-to-no point in Rangers signing an international goalie in order that we have three fine senior keepers to choose from – the normal number is two quality seniors and a youth.

We have a small piece of sympathy for Foderingham – his silly comment about considering himself the number one that’s not actually playing aside, he’s held himself well enough – he just was never good enough for a club like Rangers except for doing us an honourable turn in the Championship.

The division over his merits among fans amuses us to this day – we knew it would take us signing a genuinely good goalie for Foderingham’s most loyal backers to finally accept how inferior the ex-Swindon man was below the accepted standard of Rangers’ number ones.

And now Gerrard is going further – he doesn’t even see Wes as good enough to be the deputy. Which shows just how much higher Rangers’ standards are getting.

And that’s what we expect.

6 comments:

  1. This guy is on trial ,he was released by his previous club, no-one had heard of him previously and yet we are assuming that he will come in and Fods will leave . If McGregor stays fit it doesn`t matter but if he gets injured we would be trusting an unknown and untested goalie with our title chances .I say keep Fods until the end of the season , he is as good a back up as we can get.

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    1. With you on those comments pal. We have the best two keepers on the SPL and some folks would do well to remember that Fod virtually kept us in 3rd place on his own - he improved his game hugely after his first season and on his rare appearances this year, he looks like working with McGregor has improved him further. Things change and if he goes, I’d wish him the best - but we don’t actually know whether the trialist can hold nine dominoes yet......

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  2. Never liked Fod, an absolute bomb scare, quicker we get rid the better, don't think there will be too many takers though

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  3. I think fod is good and he is loyal

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  4. Think Wes is getting a lot of backstabbing fae certain fans. I believe he's done good for Gers. Warburton used to say that one day he'd be England's no1. I think he should move as there's no way that would happen sitting on the bench . Good luck to him whatever happens RFC

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  5. Fod's form was always, 50/50 for me. I just have more faith, in McGregor. Not that Wes, is that bad. He's just not as 'good' as the number one. I believe if we'd had Fods in goal, we would have lost, the last old firm. Just my opinion, though.

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