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Murty must learn from past and not axe Rangers 27-yr-old for Old Firm semi-final


Rangers will face Old Firm rivals Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-finals at Hampden next month but manager Graeme Murty needs to learn from the Gers’ recent past and not axe Wes Foderingham for the huge clash.

While the Gers have mainly used Jak Alnwick in cup games – and Matt Gilks before him – when it has come to the business end of tournaments it has left the Gers looking a bit shaky at times defensively.

Foderingham, 27, is the undisputed number one at Ibrox and – while it might be a bit harsh on Alnwick – he has to be between the sticks against Brendan Rodgers’ side at Hampden to give the Gers the best chance of making it to the final.

After a seven-year wait for a major trophy, Rangers fans are desperate to see their side lift the Scottish Cup in May and going into a semi-final against the Hoops with an unnecessarily weakened side would be a huge gamble to take and could quite easily backfire on the Light Blues.

Murty wouldn’t think about taking Alfredo Morelos out of the side to replace him with Joe Dodoo or Michael O’Halloran and with so much at stake he can’t do it with his goalkeepers now.

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