WES FODERINGHAM is relishing this weekend’s Premiership fixture with Glasgow rivals Partick Thistle and his first visit to Firhill.
The Gers number one has kept five clean sheets in his last eight appearances, and one of them was against Alan Archibald’s Jags at Ibrox on October 1.
On that occasion a memorable solo goal from Niko Kranjcar after the half-hour mark opened the scoring although Thistle had played well up to that point in the game.
Andy Halliday then made it 2-0 with an accurate left-foot finish before the break but the visitors made it a tricky afternoon for Mark Warburton’s men as they recorded their third league win of the campaign.
Foderingham expects another battle on Saturday but he hopes his teammates can recreate the moments of real quality like Kranjcar and Halliday produced the last time the sides met.
Wes, speaking to RangersTV, said: “Yeah they were fantastic goals, a great solo goal from Niko as well.
“It will be my first time playing at that stadium so I’m looking forward to it but it’s all about us getting another three points and trying to climb that table.
We know when we go away teams are going to try and make it as difficult as possible for us and we have got to stand up to that challenge, try and break them down and get the victory.”
While Rangers have yet to lose a league game at Ibrox this term – winning four and drawing three – they have won just two of their six Premiership fixtures on the road.
Foderingham is determined to make it three from seven this weekend but he believes Rangers will need to be at their best to do that.
The big Englishman has been impressed with the standard of teams he has faced this season in Scotland’s top flight with every game providing a real test.
“It’s a definite step up in quality, he added. “If you make a mistake you get punished whereas last season if we were a little bit slack with a pass you can get away with it.
“This season we can’t do that and I think defensively they are better as well, they are better at analysing us and trying to stop us playing.
I think we are finding our feet now and we’ve not done too badly so far, but there is still a lot more to come from us so we’re looking forward to that.
“We’ve got competition all around the park now so boys that have the jersey, it pushes them on to keep the jersey because there is someone behind you who wants to take your spot.
“It’s a must that you keep your performances as high as possible as there is someone behind you working really hard to try and take your spot.
“It can only be good for the squad and good for the team as a whole.”