Rangers ace lifts lid on sudden departure, reveals savage treatment by Ibrox chief

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Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has opened up about the manner of his departure from the club this week.

Foderingham, 29, has been released by the Scottish club upon the expiry of his contract this month, having fallen out-of-favour under manager Steven Gerrard.

The London-born stopper made just five appearances in all competitions this season, with Gerrard preferring veteran Allan McGregor as the club’s number one.

The player has admitted however, that he knew his days were numbered from the minute Gerrard opted to sign McGregor in May 2018.

Foderingham had earlier been the undisputed first-choice goalkeeper under former Ibrox chiefs Mark Warburton, Pedro Caixinha and Graeme Murty.

But Gerrard, whose first signing was McGregor, appeared rather critical of Foderingham’s attitude upon arrival, as revealed by the player himself recently.

Speaking to OpenGoal, he said: “When McGregor came in it was always the club’s intention to sell me that summer.

“I had a meeting with the manager and he basically said ‘You’re not my type of person’, which I found strange.

“He didn’t go into any real depth but he questioned my willingness to be there and to fight for a position. i don’t think I showed I wasn’t willing to fight for my place.

“At this point I wasn’t even training with the main team. I trained with the goalies but when we went into the main session I had to stay over.

“I just couldn’t believe what was happening.”

Foderingham also revealed at how he was priced out of a transfer, leaving his eventual departure as a free agent his only viable avenue of escape.

As a free agent, his choices are unlimited; though he is expected to return down south in pursuit of his next challenge.

And despite his honest assessment of his Rangers exit, Foderingham insists that he made many happy memories at Ibrox.

 

 

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