By Alex Stevens
Wes Foderingham is injured and set to miss Rangers’ Scottish Cup semi-final clash against Celtic on Sunday, according to Twitter rumours.
Manager Pedro Caixinha gave no indication at his media briefing on Thursday that the Ibrox goalkeeper was a doubt for the Old Firm fixture.
But speculation intensified on social media on Friday afternoon that Foderingham is out of Rangers’ biggest match of the season to date.
There has been no official confirmation but the nature and number of messages suggests the rumours are well sourced.
It would be a huge blow to Rangers if Foderingham misses out as he has arguably been Rangers’ outstanding player in what has been a difficult season.
Should the Ibrox number one be unavailable, his deputy Jak Alnwick would likely start his first match for the club.
Rangers supporters are desperately hoping that rumours Foderingham will not play are incorrect.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
@AFCDurham Apparently our keeper Foderingham has an injury so missing Sunday’s game but only rumours, I’ll wait
— John McIntosh (@JohnMcIntosh19) April 21, 2017
Praying to god Wes Foderingham isn’t out for the old firm!! Will be a big miss on Sunday if this is true…
— Darren Glendinning (@Dazza_Linfield) April 21, 2017
@wes_foderingham Announce fit for Sunday.
— Richy (@RJB__29) April 21, 2017
— MORE THAN A CLUB (@futurebears1872) April 21, 2017
Spewing if Foderingham is out of Sunday’s game.
— Chris Laing (@laingy9) April 21, 2017
@ClydeSSB strong rumours Wes foderingham is out of Sunday’s match
— gary (@gaz28uk2012) April 21, 2017
— Dylan Auld (@dylanauld1872) April 21, 2017
Foderingham, 26, has made a huge impact at Rangers since joining from Swindon in the summer of 2015.
The former England Under-19 international was a key player in the team’s promotion last season and has taken his game to new heights this season, in which he has started all 33 of the club’s Scottish Premiership fixtures.