Report: Blackburn want Wes Foderingham as Rangers prepare to sell

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard reacts on the side line as he watches his team comfortably beat Bury 6-0 during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers and Bury at Ibrox Stadium on July 6,...

Glasgow Rangers appear set to sell Wes Foderingham with Championship newcomers Blackburn Rovers reportedly keen on the goalkeeper.

Wes Foderingham of Rangers looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Celtic FC at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Wes Foderingham had been the Rangers number one for the last three seasons but no more.

The return of Ibrox hero Allan McGregor on a free transfer from Hull City has relegated Foderingham to the bench. And it has been reported on transfer deadline day that the goalkeeper could be set for a late departure.

The Express (9 August, page 54) reports that Blackburn Rovers are preparing a move for Foderingham. And Steven Gerrard will allegedly listen to offers for the 27-year-old, who has not featured in any of the new manager’s five competitive games in charge so far.

 

Blackburn returned to the Championship in May after finishing behind Wigan Athletic in League One, and the 22-year-old David Raya has started the season as Tony Mowbray’s number one.

But he looked suspect in the opening day draw with Ipswich Town, conceding a last-minute equaliser via a misjudged floated pass from Tractor Boy’s debutantant Tayo Edun.

David Raya of Blackburn Rovers during the pre-season friendly between Blackburn Rovers and Everton at Ewood Park on July 26, 2018 in Blackburn, England.

So Foderingham could perhaps be seen as a safer pair of hands, although he has a reputation for making mistakes among some sections of the Rangers support.

Jak Alnwick had also been linked with a move away from Ibrox on deadline day, but it seems very unlikely that Gerrard will let both of his back-up ‘keepers leave.

Wes Foderingham (2nd R) of Rangers fails to save as Moussa Dembele (not pictured) of Celtic scores his team's first goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and...

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