Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has held his hands up and confessed to his mistake against Ayr United in the Scottish Cup – and Gers fans want the shot-stopper to forget about it.
The ex-Swindon keeper gifted Ayr the opener when he made a mess of a back pass from David Bates to allow Alan Forrest to score before the Light Blues blasted six past the Honest Men.
Doubles from Alfredo Morelos and Josh Windass in addition to strikes by Jason Cummings and Jamie Murphy booked the Gers’ place in the quarter-finals.
Foderingham joked it ultimately wasn’t costly unless fans had bet on a 6-0 win on his personal Twitter account as fans brushed off the blunder – with one fan saying “it happens.”
Great to be through to the next round of the Scottish Cup. Unfortunately for us goalkeepers a bad error usually ends up in the net. Luckily mine wasn’t costly in the end unless you had 6-0 on ur accy. On to the next one ????⚪️????
— Wes Foderingham (@wes_foderingham) February 12, 2018
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Happens Wes. You have kept us in games on many occasions.
— Gregco (@Gregco5088) February 12, 2018
With the amount of games you've kept us in this season and last ..we can let you off for a mistake in a 6 1 win. It happens ^
— CJ Admin 2 Survivor Novo (@Cjnovo992) February 12, 2018
You’ve saved us plenty of times Wes, so one wee error is allowed. ????
— Laura ⚽️ (@MissLJayx) February 12, 2018
Like Tav the other week, we all make mistakes. Chin up and back to your usual excellent distribution this Sunday.
— Frankie (@GersnetOnline) February 12, 2018
I think after all the games you’ve kept us in and the points you’ve saved us we can forgive that one mistake. Head up big man! Onto Hamilton ????⚪️????
— WATP 1872 ????⚪️???? (@RangersLoyal86) February 12, 2018
Wes you’ve saved us countless games errors in bad pitch conditions happen , still best Keeper in the league. But you owe me a score big man for the goal 6-0 coupon ????????????
— TW ???????? (@TonyWorkman14) February 12, 2018
First touch of a baby elephant pal ???? mistakes happen and lets face it you've saved us enough times you're allowed 1 blip
— Ash Kitson (@ashkitson1867) February 12, 2018
Foderingham has been the regular number one since arriving at Ibrox from Swindon in 2015 and has made 122 appearances for the Light Blues.
The 27-year-old senior star has lifted the Scottish Championship and Scottish Challenge Cup during his time in Scotland but is yet to get his hands on a major trophy.
The Gers will face Championship side Falkirk in the last-eight as they look to win the Scottish Cup for the first time since seeing off the Bairns in the 2009 final thanks to Nacho Novo’s second-half strike.
In other Rangers news, Murty has delivered his verdict on Sunday’s win against Ayr.