By Dominic Toner
Wes Foderingham thinks that the senior additions to the squad will help Rangers this season.
Mark Warburton has added a wealth of experience to his squad this summer, including experienced Premier League players Joey Barton and Niko Kranjcar.
“We’re blessed with fantastic quality throughout the squad. What you could say last season is that we didn’t have players who had been there and done it at the top level,” Foderingham told the Rangers website.
“We’ve got a lot of young players who are probably capable of playing at a higher level, as well. So it’s great to have these players on board with the experience they have had in their careers.”
Kranjcar recently said that his style of pay would fit in well with the team and manager Warburton will be looking to exploit his top-flight experience.
The attack-minded player has previously played at English clubs Tottenham and Portsmouth in the Premier League, as well Dinamo Zagreb, Hajduk Split, Rapid Vienna, Dynamo Kiev and, most recently, American side New York Cosmos.
New team-mate Barton brings top level experience after starting his career at Manchester City, before playing for Newcastle and Queens Park Rangers, and renowned sports coach Steve Back has told The Sun that his well-known temper is under control.
Barton is well known for his short temper, most notably being provoked against Manchester City where he attacked Carlos Tevez, Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany, and was subsequently banned for 12 matches by The FA. Back thinks Barton is a changed man now, who thinks of the team not just himself.
The senior duo have also been joined this summer by Lee Hodson, Matt Gilks, Clint Hill, Matt Crooks, Joe Dodoo, Jordan Rossiter and Josh Windass.
In other Rangers team news, new signing Joe Dodoo has continued his good early impression with an eye-catching display.