Is 'outstanding' Robby McCrorie ready to replace Wes Foderingham at Rangers?

Glasgow Rangers' English head coach Steven Gerrard looks on ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group G football match between Rangers and Feyenoord at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on...

Wes Foderingham could reportedly leave Scottish Premiership challengers Rangers for MLS outfit DC United but does Steven Gerrard have a replacement already?

9th December 2018, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Rangers; Wes Foderingham of Rangers inspects the pitch before the match

With speculation swirling about the future of Rangers’ backup goalkeeper Wes Foderingham, Robby McCrorie could hardly have picked a better time to produce arguably the finest performance of his career.

Foderingham was The Gers’ undisputed number one until Steven Gerrard arrived at Ibrox in 2018 and brought Allan McGregor with him. These days, the former Swindon Town stopper is stuck on the bench and doubts remain about his long-term future with the 28-year-old’s contract set to expire next summer.

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DC United are interested, according to the Mail, and a fresh start in the MLS will surely appeal to a man who has played just 11 games in the last 13 months.

 

But could Rangers already have a replacement in their ranks? At the age of 21, McCrorie is starting to establish himself at senior level with a loan move to Queen of the South proving to be the making of the Scotland U21 international.

McCrorie has only kept two clean sheets in 11 games this season but his performances have bordered on the heroic at times – and that was certainly the case during a 1-1 draw with Championship rivals Dundee this weekend.

The Dailly-born ‘keeper was in inspired form against the Dark Blues, making a series of brilliant reflex saves to preserve a point for a grateful Queen of the South. No wonder he was named the Man of the Match.

"Robby had a couple of outstanding saves - again!" manager Allan Johnstone told the club's YouTube account after the game.

McCrorie is yet to make his first-team debut for Rangers but, with Foderingham set to become a free agent next year, there could be a space in Gerrard’s squad for him very soon.

The former Liverpool coach has shown that he is willing to give youth a chance if they are ready and McCrorie, if he continues in this vein, looks to have a bright future on the blue half of Glasgow?

7th April 2018, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Premier League football, Rangers versus Dundee; Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham applauds the fans at the end

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