WES FODERINGHAM put his penalty save from Scott Brown down to prior preparation as he contributed massively to Rangers making it through to the Scottish Cup final.

A 2-2 draw after normal time meant penalties had to be taken, and while his save from Brown wasn’t the clinching moment, it came at a massive time given Nicky Clark had just missed his spot-kick.

Speaking after the game to RangersTV.tv, Foderingham said: “I did a bit of homework and Jim [Stewart] did a bit of homework for me as well. We knew he was going to go that way, and it was just a case of me choosing to go that way. Thankfully, it worked out like that.

“A good penalty is one that goes right in the corner – if it goes there you’re not going to save it and they’re going to score.

“Today is difficult to put into words. It’s a reward for all the hard work we have put in this season, and for the new style of play.

“We stuck to that so well today, and it paid off. In the 90 minutes I thought we deserved to win as we had more of the ball and more of the clear-cut chances.

“I think they got back into it a little in extra-time, but we did the business in extra-time.”

It’s five weeks to the final against Hibernian now, and Foderingham discussed the prospect of European football – a prospect which will come true with a Rangers victory – while he also insisted there will be no let-up in the ‘Gers remaining Championship fixtures.

He added: “We have won two competitions, and this will be the third. We’ll push hard at, and there is obviously European football beyond that.

“We’ll go out in the final with exactly the same intentions to try and get the win.

“Momentum is massive, and we’re not going to switch off – we’re not that type of team, and the manager isn’t that type of manager.

“We want to try and pick up as many wins as we can before we go into the final.”

 

 

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