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Foderingham's concern over Gers' recent woes

By Andy Newport

Published 04/04/2016

Worried: Wes Foderingham
Worried: Wes Foderingham

Rangers keeper Wes Foderingham admits the Light Blues are worried by their recent wobble. The Ibrox men have been determined to finish off their Ladbrokes Championship title push in style.

But instead, they have stumbled towards the line after conceding nine goals in the space of just three games.

On Saturday, their calamitous defending even cost them the chance to claim the flag as they were held to a 3-3 draw by Raith Rovers.

It was a day of mixed emotions for stopper Foderingham. He was to blame for Rovers' second goal after letting James Craigen's strike slip past his palm into the net but made amends in stoppage time when he turned away Fifers substitute Harry Panayiotou's last-gasp penalty.

The Ibrox men celebrated that save wildly but there was to be one last sting in the tail as on-loan Leicester frontman Panayiotou bundled home from the resulting corner.

They will have a second go at wrapping up promotion tomorrow night when they host Dumbarton but with an Old Firm semi-final clash in the William Hill Scottish Cup looming later this month, Foderingham confessed Gers will need to find a way to tighten up at the back and quick.

He said: "Losing nine goals in three games is a little bit of a concern. But prior to that we hadn't conceded many. We can clinch it on Tuesday now and it's obviously a case of when not if.

"To win it in front of the home fans will be special so we have to forget about Raith and win the game against Dumbarton."

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