Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham believes it would be a “great opportunity” for someone to step up if Ryan Jack misses Saturday’s Old Firm clash through injury.
Midfielder Jack was stretchered off in the 2-0 win over Motherwell on Wednesday night and is a major doubt for the trip to Celtic Park on Saturday.
Teenager Jamie Barjonas replaced Jack in the clash with the Steelmen and would be the obvious replacement if the former Aberdeen captain is unavailable for the fixture with Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Foderingham admits that Jack has been “fantastic” for the Gers this season but concedes injuries happen and it gives someone else a great” chance.
“It’s a blow as he has been a fantastic player for us. He is great in the midfield, his workrate is fantastic and he gets around the pitch well,” Foderingham said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“If he doesn’t play, then it’s a great opportunity for someone else to come in and do a good job.
“Everyone has injuries, it’s part of football and we deal with it. We have a decent enough squad for boys to come in and fill in when needed.”
The Gers haven’t had their troubles to seek with injuries recently with Lee Wallace, Graham Dorrans, Jordan Rossiter and Kenny Miller all suffering long-term problems which have played havoc with the Ibrox side’s selections.
Foderingham has been a mainstay in the starting XI at Ibrox since singing from Swindon in 2015.
The 26-year-old has made 116 appearances for the Light Blues and has lifted the Scottish Championship and Scottish Challenge Cup in his time at Ibrox.
The Englishman is almost certain to start on Saturday against Brendan Rodgers’ side with deputy Jak Alnwick carrying an ankle injury.
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