Simon Ferry praises Wes Foderingham's start at Rangers, predicts success against Celtic

Wes Foderingham has been praised by his former Swindon team-mate Simon Ferry.

Peterhead midfielder Simon Ferry has told The Scottish Sun that he thinks Rangers star Wes Foderingham would fare well in an Old Firm derby.

Foderingham was snapped up by Rangers boss Mark Warburton over the summer having left Swindon Town on a free transfer, and instantly replaced Cammy Bell as the club's first choice goalkeeper.

The 24-year-old has gone from being one of League One's top goalkeepers to starring for Rangers, and he was instrumental in Sunday's 1-0 win away at St. Mirren, making a number of fine saves to keep a clean sheet.

Rangers now appear to have a goalkeeper for now and for the future, and one of his former team-mates has moved to praise his displays this season.

Simon Ferry, who came up through the ranks at Rangers' rivals Celtic, played alongside Foderingham at Swindon Town, and has hailed the goalkeeper for his start to life at Ibrox.

Speaking to The Scottish Sun, Ferry has suggested that the way Foderingham has adjusted of the pressure of playing for Rangers means he should also be able to cope with playing in the Old Firm derby against Celtic.

"You can see Wes is very calm when he goes and plays," said Foderingham. "From that point of view going to play in front of that big crowd at Ibrox won’t have fazed him. I think he’d be fine in an Old Firm game. He played big games with us at Wembley and never made a mistake.So I don’t think stuff like that would really get to Wes," he added.

Celtic and Rangers met in the Scottish League Cup last season, in a game which Celtic won 2-0. With Rangers sitting a division below their fierce rivals, fans are still waiting for another league clash between the two teams, but with Rangers boasting a 100% record in the Scottish Championship this season, a meeting may not be too far away.

Promotion would see Celtic and Rangers reunite in the top flight, and having Foderingham replicate his recent displays in games against the Bhoys would be a big boost for Warburton and the Gers.

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