By Danny Wright
Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has revealed that he had the chance to quit Ibrox in the summer after he agreed terms to a one-year contract extension with the Scottish Premiership club.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) September 20, 2017
Football Insider exclusively revealed in the summer that English Championship side Nottingham Forest, managed by ex-Gers boss Mark Warburton, had launched a bid to sign Foderingham as they looked to new a new goalkeeper.
Now, Foderingham has admitted that there was the opportunity for him to leave the club during the recent transfer window.
“I am just happy playing my football here, I had two years left on my deal and the club approached me and said they wanted to extend it. Of course I had no reservations about that and I am happy to sign,” he said, as quoted on Rangers’ official website.
“If I am being totally honest I had options to leave this summer but in my mind I always wanted to stay at this football club, the club said they wanted to keep me here and I am pleased they did.”
Foderingham has been one of just a few players that has kept his spot in the Rangers first-team since Pedro Caixinha took charge at Ibrox in March and has played every minute of every league match so far this season, keeping one clean sheet in six appearances.
The former England Under-19 international was also ever-present last term when the Light Blues returned to the Premiership, appearing 43 times across all competitions.
He was left on the bench for Tuesday night’s extra time win at Partick in the League Cup in place of Jak Alnwick.
Football Insider Verdict
Foderingham’s performances this season definitely need to be improved on but this new deal may go a long way in seeing the goalkeeper’s form improve to the stage that he is keeping clean sheets more regularly. For a team like Rangers, they shouldn’t be conceding as many goals as they are at the moment. Now that Foderingham’s future is sorted for the time being, that may see him focus more on his game play and help Pedro Caixinha and his team-mates in their hopes of winning the Old Firm clash with Celtic this weekend. It’s a nice timely boost for the Light Blues.
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