This Rangers man admits he's happy to be in the background this season

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Wes Foderingham says he is enjoying the quiet life as Gers goalkeeper in the Scottish Championship.

Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has admitted to the club's official website that he is perfectly happy to play a minor role for the Scottish Championship leaders as long as they secure promotion.

Mark Warburton's side have conceded just five goals in their 13 matches so far in 2016, with number one stopper Foderingham often making it through entire matches with the bare minimum to do during the 90 minutes.

The lack of action during games might bother some goalkeepers, but the 25-year-old insists he is more than happy to play a small supporting role as long as the club return to the big time next season.

He told the club's website: "It’s brilliant, and it’s testament to the work we are doing defensively. The gaffer has tweaked the shape a little bit and it is paying dividends. The attackers do their bit defensively too, and the boys at the back have been brilliant, so I have no complaints there.

"We have had a lot of consistency at the back, and having that settled back five obviously helps. We are all getting to know each other’s games better now, and hopefully everyone can see that with the performances.

"At the start of the season, both full-backs were going as much as they could, and that left us a little bit open for the counter-attack. The gaffer looked at that, and we now have the situation where if one full-back goes, the other is covering defensively, and that has showed with the number of clean sheets we have had in recent weeks."

Foderingham has become Warburton's undisputed number one since signing a three-year contract last summer after leaving Swindon Town, and has played in every single league match for the club so far in his debut campaign.

Meanwhile, Rangers have lost just twice in their 28 Scottish Championship matches this season, conceding only 18 goals in that time as they close in on a return to top-flight football after a four-year absence.

The Gers are 14 points clear at the top of the second-tier table with a game in hand over nearest promotion rivals Falkirk.

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