By James Black
Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham believes Rangers have a point to prove in Saturday’s Old Firm clash – and insists the gap between the sides is closing following an Ibrox improvement this season.
The former Swindon ‘keeper will line-up for his seventh Old Firm on Saturday lunchtime and will be hoping to do much better against Brendan Rodgers’ side than last season when he conceded 16 times over five games.
Foderingham recently extended his Ibrox contract until 2020 and is confident Rangers’ summer recruitment will help his side close the gap on the Scottish champions.
“As a team I think we have a point to prove to ourselves because we haven’t done ourselves justice in the games we played against them.” Foderingham told RangersTV, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“The gap is getting smaller; there is no doubt about it. We strengthened in the summer and I think it will be more competitive this season.
“In games we should get closer to them, there is still a financial gap there but we have improved as a squad and we know what we are capable of so there is no reason why we can’t get the win.
“The Old Firm is a big occasion but we have brought players in who are capable and have played all across the world in big games.”
Rangers underwent a huge summer overhaul with twelve players leaving and eleven coming in as Caixinha built his own squad.
The Gers currently trail Celtic by five points in the league but a win over their bitter rivals would close that as well as delivering a huge psychological blow by ending the Hoops’ 56-game unbeaten domestic record.
Rangers haven’t beat Celtic since the Scottish Cup semi-final in 2015 and will be looking to put that right in-front of a packed Ibrox on Saturday.
In other Rangers transfer news, a 26-year-old in the form of his life has revealed he was offered a number of deals to quit Ibrox this summer.