By James Black

Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has been gushing about Ibrox team-mate Ross McCrorie after the 19-year-old grabbed his first goal for the club.

McCrorie netted the first goal in Rangers’ 3-0 win over Partick Thistle on Saturday when he got on the end of Daniel Candeias’ cross and headed beyond Tomas Cerny.

The rising star put in a good performance alongside Danny Wilson at the heart of Rangers’ defence as 95-times capped Portugal defender Bruno Alves was forced to watch from the dugout.

The shut-out by the Gers was only their fourth this season and Foderingham was delighted to keep a clean sheet against Thistle as the Gers finished up before the international break with a comfortable win.

“Since [Ross] stepped up to the first team, he has done really well,” Foderingham told RangersTV, as quoted by Rangers’ official website.

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“He is a really level-headed young man and he took his goal really well too so I am pleased for him.

“We wanted to start the game really fast, and I think we did that.

“We scored three good goals and we haven’t had too many clean sheets this season, so it has been something we have been trying to improve on, and thankfully we got one today.”

McCrorie has been a stand-out since being thrust into the first-team in September following injuries to Alves and Wilson.

The Scotland Under-21 cap has since forced his way into being a regular starter in recent weeks under interim boss Graeme Murty.

The win over Partick helped the Ibrox giants close the gap in the Scottish Premiership to second-place Aberdeen down to three points.

The Light Blues return to action on November 18th when they face Hamilton at Ibrox.

In other Rangers news, an Ibrox legend was delighted to see Kenny Miller back in the starting XI.

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