David Weir heaps praise on this Rangers man after fine run of form

The Gers assistant manager has admitted he is thrilled with the recent displays from goalkeeper Wes Foderingham.

Rangers assistant manager David Weir has heaped praise on goalkeeper Wes Foderingham, telling the club's official website that the stopper is exactly the kind of player that the club had been looking for.

The 25-year-old, who joined the Scottish Championship leaders from Swindon Town in the summer, has become the undisputed number one at Ibrox since his arrival.

The former England youth international has played 35 times in all competitions for Mark Warburton's side, including playing every minute of the club's league campaign.

Weir praised the performance of Foderingham in the 1-0 victory over Queen of the South on Sunday and hailed the strength of the club's goalkeeping options.

The former Everton and Gers centre-back told the club's website: "Wes has been great since the day he came in. We knew all about him from down south, and he fits the profile of the goalkeeper we want and how we play, and he has enjoyed being at Rangers, which isn’t easy.

"He has enjoyed the challenges it brings in terms of going a long time without actually being involved in the game, and he’s also very comfortable with the ball at his feet so he can get us playing and get us out of tight situations.

"We are very happy with him, and we also have Cammy [Bell] back now challenging him and Maciej [Gostomski] is into challenge him too, so we have really healthy competition in the goalkeeping department."

Foderingham made several fine saves in Sunday's victory and has now kept 18 clean sheets in his 35 appearances this season.

The latest three points moved Rangers eight points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship, although they have played a game more than nearest rivals Hibernian.

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