'We are very close' - Warburton responds to reported interest in another Rangers ace
By Danny Wright
Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton has revealed that he is “very close” to sealing another summer signing in light of recent reported interest in Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham.
The Nottingham Post has claimed that the English Championship side are keen on the 26-year-old shot-stopper as well as Bournemouth back-up Adam Federici.
Warburton didn’t confirm that he was looking to raid his former club Rangers of yet another first-team ace after Barrie McKay switched to the City Ground earlier this summer, but he did make it clear that he is a big fan of Foderingham and is on the verge of further improving his squad.
“We are very close with one and there may be one more after that. We will see,” said Warburton, as quoted by the Nottingham Post.
“He (Foderingham) is one of only 49 players we have been linked with this summer, isn’t he? But we signed him at Rangers and I have a lot of respect for him, which started before that, from his time at Swindon.
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“He is a Rangers player. I have enormous respect for him, because he is a tremendous keeper. But he is a Rangers player and I do not like to talk about players who are at another club.”
Foderingham is seen as Pedro Caixinha’s No 1 goalkeeper at Ibrox ahead of Jak Alnwick.
The former Swindon ‘keeper has played all 90 minutes in three of the Light Blues’ first four competitive fixtures this season and is likely to return to first-team action on Saturday against Hibernian after being rested for the League Cup win against Dunfermline this week.
Foderingham is on the verge of earning his 100th appearance for Rangers across all competitions having already featured for them 96 times, keeping 39 clean sheets in the process.
In other Rangers news, the Light Blues are expected to put out this starting line-up against Hibernian on Saturday.