Wes Foderingham hints Rangers may have struggled this season without summer signings

Swindon Town's Wes Foderingham

Mark Warburton's Glasgow Rangers side are preparing for their return to the Scottish Premiership.

Swindon Town's Wes FoderinghamWes Foderingham

Wes Foderingham has admitted to the Evening Times that Rangers' squad from last season was lacking players who had shone at the highest level, but insists that their summer spending has rectified that situation. 

The Gers stormed to the Scottish Championship title, won the Challenge Cup and reached the Scottish Cup final last term. Nevertheless, the goalkeeper - who was an ever-present during his first campaign at Ibrox - has suggested that they may have struggled following promotion had Mark Warburton stayed completely loyal to his squad.

Rangers' manager Mark Warburton (L) and assistant manager David WeirRangers' manager Mark Warburton (L) and assistant David Weir

"We're blessed with fantastic quality throughout the squad. What you could say last season is that we didn't have players who had been there and done it at the top level," he told the Evening Times.

"We've got a lot of young players that are probably capable of playing at a higher level as well. So it's great to have these players on board with the experience they have had in their careers."

Rangers' Kenny MillerKenny Miller was one of the few players in Rangers' squad with previous top flight experience

Though the likes of Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace have extensive experience of playing in the Scottish Premiership, there was no question that they needed to add more players who knew how to deal with the pressure of playing in the top flight.

Joey Barton, Niko Kranjcar and Clint Hill have huge amounts of knowledge from their days in the Premier League, so should be able to help some of the younger players adapt to the demands of playing at the top table. 

And in Foderingham's own case, he now has the benefit of Matt Gilks' experience to learn from. Though the 34-year-old made just 18 appearances across two campaigns in the top division in England, he should still be able to help the former Swindon man develop his game ready for what should be the peak years of his career.

Rangers' Wes Foderingham (R) in action with Hibernian's Martin Boyle

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