Wes Foderingham says he always wanted to stay at Rangers

Wes Foderingham of Rangers walks away from a flare during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham was heavily linked with the Ibrox exit in the summer.

Wes Foderingham of Rangers during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 15, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Wes Foderingham has told Rangers' official website that he was always happy to stay at Rangers this summer despite the prospect of losing his place as number one to Allan McGregor.

Foderingham was perhaps one of the bigger losers from what has proved to be a fantastic summer for the Gers. Despite dividing opinion for much of his spell at Ibrox, he did not appear to be one of the players who clearly needed replacing when Steven Gerrard came in as he had shown the potential to be a colossus when he was at his best.

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Nevertheless, McGregor was signed and that prompted plenty of speculation surrounding Foderingham's future, with The Scottish Sun suggesting in July that he was going to be allowed to leave and the stopper himself was keen to go with the new signing set to be number one.

But, while McGregor has been number one so far, Foderingham remains as his understudy. And ahead of an appearance in the League Cup on Wednesday, Foderingham insisted that he was always keen to stay despite not being entirely happy with his situation.

Wes Foderingham of Rangers walks away from a flare during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

“It is difficult but there are different demands being placed on me this season and it is up to me to face those challenges off the pitch and on it," he told the club's official website.

“Three doesn’t go into two so there was always going to be speculation and my stance was that I always wanted to stay here and compete."

General view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Foderingham may have had his critics, but it is difficult to think of many better second choice goalkeepers around at the moment. And Rangers' success currently stems from the fact that their strength in depth in goal is not an anomaly amongst their squad by any means.

And while McGregor's own form may benefit from Foderingham performing well when he gets the chance, the Englishman just needs to keep the pressure on as it is clear that he has not written the final chapter on his Rangers career just yet.

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