IT’S OFTEN said competition for places is healthy, and goalkeeper Wes Foderingham is a subscriber to that theory.
Foderingham has started every single one of Rangers’ matches this season, but he now has a much greater threat to his berth with Cammy Bell now back to full fitness and Maciej Gostomski being signed by the club to bolster the options between the sticks.
The Englishman knows he has to keep up a high standard to keep his place – although he insists he would be doing that whether he had competition for the gloves or not.
Foderingham explained: “Maciej has come in and Cammy has come back to fitness, so there is competition for places now so it is up to me to work hard, train hard and keep my shirt.
“Maciej has been brilliant, and he is a lively character that gets right amongst the banter, and the higher number of goalkeepers you have the easier it is when we are training.
“Regardless of who has come in though, I am always going to work as hard as I can and train as hard as I can, and try to put in the best performances I can. Now that Maciej has come in, he has added strength to the goalkeeping department, but it’s down to me to stay switched on and keep my performances as good as possible.”
Next up for Foderingham and Rangers is a trip to Cappielow to take on Morton on Monday night, and the stopper fully anticipates a tough test, particularly as they earned a 2-2 draw when the sides last met at Ibrox last month.
He continued: “I’m sure it will be a difficult game, as it was when they came to Ibrox last time when they came and took points from us. We need to be ready for the challenge and hopefully get another three points.”