By James Black

Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham praised defender Ross McCrorie after his recent performances – and admitted the youngster will learn form his mistakes after giving away a penalty against Hamilton on Friday night.

McCrorie has impressed since making his first team debut a few weeks ago in the draw with Partick Thistle, replacing the injured Bruno Alves.

Alves has since missed the two subsequent games with a calf strain and McCrorie has filled the gap with little fuss with composed performances at the heart of the Light Blues defence.

The 19-year-old’s foul gave Hamilton a chance to claw themselves back into the game during Friday night’s 4-1 success but saw his blushes spared when Foderingham saved Rakesh Bingham’s spot-kick.

Foderingham has been impressed with the Rangers Academy graduate and believes he will learn from his mistakes.

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

“He has done fantastically well,” Foderingham told RangersTV, as quoted by Rangers’ official website.

“He did really well at the weekend (against Celtic) and he did brilliantly well again tonight.

“It was just a poor decision at that moment in time, but he will learn. He’s young and he’s done fantastically well.”

McCrorie was a stand-out last season in Graeme Murty’s Under-20 squad before joining Championship side Dumbarton on loan for the second-half of the season.

Incredibly, former manager Mark Warburton didn’t believe the young defender had the necessary talent to make it as a defender at the Ibrox giants

With Alves expected to return to the first-team after the international break, fans will be hopeful that McCrorie keeps his place in the side despite the return of the veteran Portuguese defender.

In other Rangers news, Charlie Nicholas believes that Caixinha will be axed by the Gers.

We’ve launched a << BREAKING NEWS FEED>> exclusively for your club. ‘Like Us’ on Facebook by clicking here if you want 24/7 updates on all Rangers breaking news