Mark Warburton: Wes Foderingham could play for England

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Rangers held on to their 100 per cent record in the Ladbrokes Championship with a 1-0 win at St Mirren thanks largely to a tremendous performance by goalkeeper Wes Foderingham – prompting his manager to state the Ibrox stopper can one day play for England.

A long-time admirer of the 24-year-old, Warburton made him one of his first summer signings after the player left Swindon Town. He kept faith in him after a shaky start and such belief paid dividends in Paisley yesterday as Foderingham made three top-class saves to preserve a vital clean sheet.

The goalkeeper was in top form as Rangers defeated St Mirren. Picture: Michael Gillen

The goalkeeper was in top form as Rangers defeated St Mirren. Picture: Michael Gillen

After winning the match through a first-half strike by Jason Holt, Warburton was all too happy to sing the praises of the hero between the sticks.

“I think he could be [an international goalkeeper],” said the Ibrox boss.

“If you look around the ’keepers, we had a ’keeper at Brentford, best in the Championship in young David Button, and we watched Wes work and there’s not a lot in it.

“We want to keep Wes here, but he can certainly play at a very high level.

“For a goalkeeper he’s a baby, so there’s still a lot more to come as he learns and develops. Hopefully that’s here with us.”

Some questioned the signing following Foderingham’s mistake in his first game of the season – a 6-2 win at Easter Road in the Petrofac Training Cup – though there has been no doubt about the ’keeper’s improvement since those rough beginnings.

“Questions weren’t asked by us. We always knew his quality,” added Warburton.

“It’s a big club to come to and he’s got to learn. We’re asking him to play a lot of football with his feet.

We demand that of him and he’s delivered the goods time and time again.

“I think he’s going to get better and better.”

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