DAVID WEIR admits he is thrilled with Wes Foderingham’s recent form after the stopper kept yet another clean sheet in Sunday’s win over Queen of the South.

The Englishman has been in excellent fettle of late, and he was required to make some top-drawer saves in the win at Palmerston to ensure the three points returned back north to Ibrox.

Weir explained: “Wes has been great since the day he came in. We knew all about him from down south, and he fits the profile of the goalkeeper we want and how we play, and he has enjoyed being at Rangers, which isn’t easy.

“He has enjoyed the challenges it brings in terms of going a long time without actually being involved in the game, and he’s also very comfortable with the ball at his feet so he can get us playing and get us out of tight situations.

“We are very happy with him, and we also have Cammy [Bell] back now challenging him and Maciej [Gostomski] is into challenge him too, so we have really healthy competition in the goalkeeping department.”

One negative from recent weeks however was the injury to Martyn Waghorn, which looks set to rule him out for the foreseeable future.

Weir, while gutted for his striker, tried to take the positives from it though, pointing to the opportunities it will present to the club’s other attacking players.

He continued: “It’s obviously a blow, and it’s a blow for Martyn first and foremost as he was having a great season. He was scoring goals and he was a big part of our team, but we have always said it is about the team, the unit and the individuals within the squad.

“We always try to have a pathway for everyone to get into the team, and Martyn’s misfortune is someone else’s fortune. Nicky Clark took that at Kilmarnock, got his goal and played well, and then started on Sunday and contributed.

“We’ve also added Billy King and Michael O’Halloran as well to the squad, so we have options and we have players who can fill the gap Martyn has left, but hopefully we can get Martyn back as soon as possible as he was a big part of our team and still is.”




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