Ibrox Exclusive: McNamara suggests reported Rangers pursuit may see senior player replaced
Jackie McNamara suggested Rangers were looking at replacing Wes Foderingham based on their reported pursuit of Sheffield Wednesday keeper Cameron Dawson.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-Scotland international admitted that with Foderingham not having signed a new contract yet, Dawson seems like a replacement for him.
It was recently reported that the Gers were one of many teams in pursuit of the Sheffield Wednesday shot-stopper as his contract is due to expire at the end of the season.
McNamara explained that Steven Gerrard’s side may face difficulty convincing Dawson to join them as he may not get much game time given he’ll have to compete with Allan McGregor for a first-team spot.
When asked if Dawson is probably wanted as a replacement for Foderingham given their contract scenarios, McNamara told Football Insider: “Yeah, possibly.
“Obviously Foderingham hasn’t signed yet and he’ll be looking at his options as he’ll want to play.
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“So it’ll be the same for the lad coming in, so that may make a deal hard, as McGregor has been in very good form which has made it difficult for Foderingham to play.
“So goalkeepers are different as you have to rely on injury or suspension.”
The 24-year-old old keeper has played 17 times for the Owls this season, conceding 13 goals and keeping eight clean sheets in the process.
Dawson has been with Sheffield Wednesday since joining them as a youngster from Sheffield United in July 2012.