Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has admitted that academy starlet Ross McCrorie made a “poor decision” during Friday night’s 4-1 win over Hamilton Academical.
Pedro Caixinha’s side secured a victory with goals courtesy of Cardiff loanee Declan John and summer signings Daniel Candeias and Graham Dorrans in the Premiership.
Defender McCrorie made his third competitive debut for the Light Blues on Friday night after previously featuring in the Scottish League Cup quarter final squad against Partick Thistle as well as the Old Firm derby against Celtic last weekend.
Although he continued to impress in the senior squad on Friday, a challenge on Hamilton’s Botti Biabi resulted in a penalty in the 71st minute which meant that Foderingham had to step up.
Foderingham saved the shot and reduced their opponents to just one goal during the game, but says that the youngster will learn from his mistakes.
“I’ve obviously dug Ross out of a bit of a hole there, so he thanked me when he got into the dressing room,” the Gers keeper told the official Rangers website after the game.
“He did really well at the weekend (against Celtic) and he did brilliantly well again tonight.
“It was just a poor decision at that moment in time, but he will learn. He’s young and he’s done fantastically well.”
Pedro Caixinha’s side were due to travel to Canada next to face Benfica in the Eusebio Cup at the beginning of October, but the Portuguese outfit pulled-out of the clash with no explanation.
Wes Foderingham did fantastically well to deny Hamilton a penalty on Friday and has proven why he’s a favourite for not just fans but the manager as well. His experience and maturity on the pitch has meant that he is able to help and guide youngsters like McCrorie and the academy star will undoubtably be incredibly grateful to receive advice from his stopper. Friday’s win will be a confidence boost for the squad after their Old Firm defeat, and they will need to continue this attitude as they travel to McDiarmid Park in a few weeks to face St. Johnstone in the Premiership.