By Harvey Byrne

Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has been impressed by Matt Gilks’ performances in training.

The ex-Burnley goalkeeper was brought to Ibrox earlier this month to challenge the number one shirt at the club, adding competition to the squad following the departure of Cammy Bell.

Former Swindon goalkeeper Foderingham has clearly been impressed by his new competition, claiming the 34-year-old stopper has looked fantastic in training so far.

“Gilksy has looked fantastic in training,” he told the Daily Mail. “He has a great pedigree and experience that I probably don’t have in my career yet so it will be a good battle.”

Foderingham was solid for Rangers in the recently completed season as he played in 50 encounters across all the competitions conceding just 46 goals and keeping 23 clean sheets.

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However, Gilks provides strong competition for the 25-year-old goalkeeper’s place and it may well be that Mark Warburton opts for the more experienced man as they eye a title challenge in the Scottish Premiership next season.

The former Premier League stopper joined Rangers last month as manager Warburton made him one of several new faces to arrive at Ibrox this summer.

In other Rangers news, Curtis Nelson has signed for Oxford United after being linked with the Gers.