RANGERS caretaker boss Graeme Murty has backed blundering Wes Foderingham, despite the keeper’s howler in the 6-1 Scottish Cup win over Ayr United yesterday.

The Englishman made a mess of a David Bates passback to gift Alan Forrest, brother of Celtic’s James, the opener in the 11th minute at Somerset Park.

Foderingham got out of jail when Alfredo Morelos equalised before half-time and then the roof caved in on the League One side when the Colombian added another while Josh Windass (2), Jason Cummings and Jamie Murphy got in on the act.

Murty, whose side were drawn at home to Championship outfit Falkirk in the quarter-final, said: “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.”


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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