By Alan Hutton

5th Jun, 2020 | 10:00am

Exclusive: Hutton baffled by senior player's Rangers training ground confession

Alan Hutton admits he was baffled to hear that Rangers manager Steven Gerrard left Wes Foderingham out of first-team training back in 2018.

The former Gers defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, admits it was “strange” to hear that the shot-stopper had been frozen out of the senior setup after Allan McGregor’s arrival.

Speaking to Open Goal, Foderingham revealed he was left out of training with the first team as he looked set for a move away, admitting he “couldn’t believe” Gerrard’s decision.

Hutton admits he was also stunned by the “strange” move but insists the shot-stopper was always going to be McGregor’s understudy when the Scottish star returned to Ibrox.

“The whole situation is a little bit strange, to read that he then wasn’t involved with the first-team training and stuff,” Hutton told Football Insider.

“I know how the goalkeepers work, they train each other and then when it comes to game time they come over and get involved and to read he wasn’t involved in that is a wee bit strange.

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“I don’t really know how to take it but ultimately he is a top goalkeeper and he wants to be number one. It’s just not going to happen at Rangers with the form of McGregor, he was always going to play second fiddle so it’s time to move on.”

Speaking about a potential move in 2018, Foderingham told Open Goal: “At this point I wasn’t even training with the team. I trained with the goalies but when we went into the main session I had to stay over – I couldn’t believe it.

“Sometimes a manager takes a liking to you, sometimes the manager doesn’t.”

In other Rangers news, Darren Bent has been blown away by “humongous news” coming out of Ibrox.