By Richard Parks
Rangers fans took to Twitter to lay into Wes Foderingham after his first-half display in their team’s Scottish Cup fifth-round clash against Ayr United at Somerset Park.
The goalkeeper, 27, made a number of errors in the opening period against the League One outfit including a howler in the build-up to the match’s opening goal.
Just 10 minutes into the clash, David Bates played what looks like a routine backpass to the Rangers goalkeeper, who dithered in possession and allowed the predatory Alan Forrest to pick his pocket and force the ball home from close range.
The recalled Alfredo Morelos struck the equaliser after missing a couple of sitters to enable the visitors to restore parity and go into half-time with the score at 1-1.
Rangers fans broke into a sweat every time the ball was at the feet of Foderingham, who is the club’s undisputed number one and had conceded 30 goals in 28 matches this season going into the match,
Supporters of the club claimed the Englishman is a “liability with the ball at his fee” after a “horror show” of a first half” and his “silly mistakes” were proving costly.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
@wes_foderingham when u going to realise that silly mistakes cost your team a goal
— DuncanCampbell (@dunky1991) February 11, 2018
Always said Foderingham was a liability with the ball at his feet, and the day proves that.
— Kalum (@Kalum72) February 11, 2018
Foderingham had a horror show. Morelos just missed a sitter as well ????
— Ian Williamson (@IanW1874) February 11, 2018
Come on @wes_foderingham heed in the game son!
— Beth x (@Titch9x) February 11, 2018
Foderingham having a howler so far today! Not good!
— A_B1872 (@A_B1872) February 11, 2018
Foderingham has always been a bombscare with ball at his feet, surprised that hadn’t happened more often
— Andrew Lindsay (@andyboi1873) February 11, 2018
Wtf has happened to foderingham
— Andy (@RFC_Andy72) February 11, 2018
What is Foderingham doing? Absolute bomb scare today.
— mark sorbie (@mark_sorbie) February 11, 2018
In other Rangers news, it can be revealed that a key first teamer has sensationally asked to leave after the board failed to stick to their promise of giving him a new deal during the transfer window.