'He'll be out the door' - Exclusive: Whelan tips Gerrard to get rid of senior Rangers player
Noel Whelan tipped Rangers manager Steven Gerrard to get rid of goalkeeper Wes Foderingham following his remarks.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-striker ripped into Foderingham after he shared he felt he had lost the last two years of his career at the Gers.
The English shot-stopper admitted it is hard not to view the last two years of his career as being lost as he definitely could have spent them better.
Whelan believes Foderingham’s remarks wouldn’t have gone down well with Gers fans or Gerrard as the player is the one to blame for how his time has gone at Ibrox.
When asked about Foderingham bemoaning that he effectively has wasted two years of his career, Whelan told Football Insider: “I think if I’m the manager or Steven Gerrard in this case and I heard him say that, he’ll be out the door as quick as he could get him out.
“Yeah you don’t need players like that, you keep that to yourself, speak to your agent, do things right, Gerrard won’t appreciate that, the fans won’t appreciate that either.
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“It’s down to you as a player to make whatever time you have at a club, worthwhile, and if you’re not getting in the side, it’s your fault, it’s not the manager’s fault, it’s yours.
“You’re not good enough or you’ve not worked hard enough to push the No.1 all the way to take his place.
“Look a little closer to home, don’t blame anyone around you, the opportunity has been there for two years, it’s you that has wasted it, not the club, not the managers.”
The 29-year-old has played five times across all competitions this season, racking up four clean sheets in the process.
Foderingham has been at Ibrox since joining the Gers from Swindon Town in 2015, but his current contract is due to expire at the end of the season.
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