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8th Jun, 2018 | 10:49am

'Number one' - Rangers goalkeeper given vote of confidence by Kelly

Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has been handed a vote of confidence by his former team-mate Liam Kelly.

Kelly, who is set to leave the Gers in the summer, paid tribute to Foderingham on his personal Twitter account.

“My good mate for life and Rangers number one” he said, before adding “what a goalie”.

Kelly announced his impending departure from Ibrox on his Instagram account, claiming that ‘it was a pleasure’ to play for the Gers, and the Scottish Sun has reported that he is set to join newly promoted Scottish Premiership side Livingston.

Foderingham, who was the Gers goalkeeper for most of last season, faces a battle for the number one goalkeeping position at Ibrox next season after Allan McGregor’s return to the club.

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The choice of number one goalkeeper will be one of the biggest decisions that Steven Gerrard makes at the start of his time as Rangers manager. If Wes Foderingham is replaced by Allan McGregor as first choice, you can guarantee that he will not be happy. But then why would McGregor return to Ibrox if he wasn’t going to be the first-choice goalkeeper at the club? In a way, it is good to have two goalkeepers fighting it out to be the first choice, but that will only last so long until they start to get annoyed at the lack of game time. You would have to imagine that when the Gers start their first game next season, that McGregor will be the man in goals. Where that would leave Foderingham remains to be seen, but if he decided to leave Ibrox there would be a host of clubs interested in him. as he has proved to be a very solid goalkeeper in his time at the club.

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