Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham looks to Bayern star Manuel Neuer for inspiration

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The former Swindon Town 'keeper has set his sights high.

Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has spoken of his admiration for Bayern Munich star Manuel Neuer, in an interview with the Daily Record.

The German stopper is regarded by many as the best ‘keeper in the world, and his ability with the ball at his feet is what sets him apart – a quality Foderingham endeavours to have in his arsenal.

Neuer is brilliant, fantastic, the best,” said the Rangers no.1.

“He’s good with the ball at his feet, distributes well, makes really good saves and is commanding as well. He’s the best keeper overall for me.”

Rangers’ summer signing falls into the category of ‘ball-playing goalkeeper’ and feels it’s an area of his game that is improving.

“…(emphasis on distribution) has really come into play in the last five years,” he added.

“In the last three or four years, it’s the part of the game I have been working on a little bit more.

“At my previous club Swindon, I was involved with the ball at my feet a lot, so in recent years I have become more confident with it and it’s all going well.

The 24-year-old has made an excellent start to his Gers career and formed part of a defence that has managed six clean sheets so far this season.

His commanding presence and ability to build from the back have been vital in Rangers’ dominant early season form, but performance levels have dipped in the last two games.

A 3-0 win over Livingston last week was followed up by a 2-1 victory over Dumbarton on Saturday, but neither showing matched the previously sky-high standards set.

Mark Warburton will be determined to put things right as his side shape up for arguably their toughest test of the season against top flight opposition in the form of St Johnstone on Tuesday.

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