Wes Foderingham 'comfortable' working with Warburton after completing Rangers transfer

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Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham believes he's ideal for Mark Warburton's style of play.

Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has told the Daily Record that he will be ideal for Mark Warburton's style of play at Ibrox.

Foderingham, 24, left Swindon Town at the end of last season following their 4-0 play-off final defeat defeat to Preston North End, with many expecting him to step up to the Championship.

Instead, Foderingham has moved to the Scottish Championship, signing an initial three-year deal with Rangers on Friday, becoming their third summer signing.

Foderingham - who was arguably the best goalkeeper in League One last season - joins Rob Kiernan and Danny Wilson in joining Rangers this summer, with new manager Warburton moulding his own squad at Ibrox.

During his time under Mark Cooper at Swindon, Foderingham often played as a sweeper keeper, starting attacks from the back and being one of the more technically gifted stoppers in the Football League.

Warburton is likely to play a similar way considering how his Brentford side played, and whilst Foderingham acknowledges that he will have competition from fellow goalkeeper Cameron Bell, he told the Daily Record that he believes he will be ideal for Warburton's style of play.

"I can’t say for definite I won’t sit on the bench because that’s a decision for the manager to make," said Foderingham. "I will work hard and show why I should be playing and why the manager should pick me."

"We played out from the back at Swindon and the keeper was involved with the ball as a sweeper/keeper. I’m comfortable with that and Mark says he wants that," he added.

Biggest coup so far?

All three of Rangers' signings this summer have been impressive, but Foderingham's arrival is arguably the most ambitious of the lot.

A young, athletic goalkeeper with room to grow still, Foderingham is certainly capable of playing at a higher level than the Scottish Championship, and could be Rangers' first choice goalkeeper for years to come.

An ideal fit for how Warburton wants to play, Foderingham could prove to be Rangers' signing of the summer - and on a free transfer, it's hard to complain about the deal.

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