August 19, 2018, 23:48

Rangers boss Graeme Murty defends Wes Foderingham error

Rangers boss Graeme Murty defends Wes Foderingham error

Rangers boss Graeme Murty has come out in support of goalkeeper Wes Foderingham following his error in the 6-1 victory over Ayr United.

Murty’s side comfortably overcame their opposition in the Scottish Cup clash at Somerset Park, though Foderingham was left red-faced after failing to deal with David Blates’ back-pass.

Foderingham’s error allowed striker Alan Forrest to slide in and tap the ball home for a straightforward finish, opening the scoring in the tie in the 10th minute.

Rangers came back to win the contest, and Murty soon spoke out in defence of his goalkeeper.

“I’ve got no problem with Wes.

“If we’re going to play out from the back and shift the ball then he’s going to have the ball at his feet. I’m comfortable with that – although I don’t want it happening too often.

“Wes was fine at half-time, these things happen in football – there was no point in shouting or berating him.

“He knew he put us in a hard situation but he’s a big guy who takes responsibility. I was confident we had enough to quality on the pitch and bench to get ourselves back into it.

“We made it a little bit more difficult because the goal gave them a lift but it’s about people being accountable and taking ownership of that and he did that,” Murty added.

Rangers progressed following a double from Alfredo Morelos and Josh Windass, with further goals from Jason Cummings and Jamie Murphy sealing the victory.

They will now face Falkirk in the quarter-finals of the competition.


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