RANGERS keeper Wes Foderingham has not given up hope of representing England – but accepts Gareth Southgate is unlikely to take notice of his form.

The Ibrox No.1 admits he will have to be performing at Champions League level to attract the attention of the international boss.

Foderingham said:
“England is probably a far cry for me – even if they’re not doing too well with their keepers.

“There are a lot of English goalies in the Premier League doing well and it’ll be a big decision on who’s in the World Cup squad.

“As long as I’m
playing in Scotland, I’d say it’s unlikely
England will look at me.

“A few years ago when Fraser Forster got into the squad, he was playing in the Champions League for Celtic and doing really well.

“Up here, you need to be special to get picked. But I accepted that when I signed for
Rangers. My ambition is to be the best I can possibly be.

“It was my job when I came here to see how far I could go. I don’t know where that is yet.

“I’m still developing and I’ll take it year by year.”

Foderingham added: “Rangers want to get back to the Champions League – and that’s the level I need to get to if I want to be considered by my country.

“The Champions League is a whole different kettle of fish. You can see that by Celtic’s games in Europe.

“If you can perform at that level, you’ve got half a chance.”

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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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