Wes Foderingham admits wanting to emulate Fraser Forster after completing Rangers move

Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham admits that he'd like to emulate Fraser Forster.

New Rangers signing Wes Foderingham has told The Herald that that he would like to follow in the footsteps of former Celtic stopper Fraser Forster.

Foderingham, 24, became Rangers' third summer signing on Friday, penning an initial three-year deal at Ibrox having left Swindon Town earlier this summer.

The athletic goalkeeper was one of the top goalkeepers in League One last season, but left Mark Cooper's Robins on a free transfer upon the expiration of his contract.

Formerly of Fulham, Foderingham now moves up to Glasgow to join fellow new signings Rob Kiernan and Danny Wilson, as manager Mark Warburton begins to mould his squad.


Foderingham isn't the only goalkeeper to make the move from England to Scotland, and the new Rangers signing noted in an interview with The Herald that he wants to follow in the footsteps of former Newcastle stopper Fraser Forster, who recently starred at Celtic.

"I am at a similar age to him when he came up to the SPL," said Foder­ingham. "He found his way, had some fantastic seasons up here and rightfully got into the England squad. He has done fantastically well."

Can Foderingham emulate Forster?

Forster arrived at Celtic in 2010 at the age of 22, and became the finest goalkeeper in Scottish football with a string of outstanding displays before moving back to England with Southampton last summer.

Foderingham has to start his career in Scotland as a Championship player, but he certainly has the potential to not only be a star in the top flight, but also earn a move to the Premier League one day.

For now, Foderingham will be focusing on winning promotion to the Premiership, but he no doubt harbours hopes of one day developing into an England international, just as Forster has - and he may have the ideal manager to do it under in Warburton.

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