Rangers should consider recruiting former Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster on a free transfer, according to Noel Whelan.
The 39-year-old is without a club after leaving Watford at the end of last season and Whelan feels that the Gers could do with another veteran shot-stopper to provide cover:
“I think there are players out there [to replace McGregor] – with Ben Foster one of them. They’ll have seen what Celtic have done with Joe Hart. He’s got the experience, he’s still got the hunger – and he can deal with European football as well, having been in and around that England set-up. There are options out there. I think they will probably look for a bit more experience. To get rid of two goalkeepers – if you’re bringing in one, you have to get it right. McGregor is probably susceptible to a lot more injuries and knocks now, so you have to get it spot on.”
At the moment, there is no need to bring in another shot-stopper but, if Robby McCrorie does leave Ibrox before the transfer window shuts, it wouldn’t be a bad shout recruiting someone like Foster on a short-term deal.
With Andy Firth having also left the club, there wouldn’t be many other options if either Jon McLaughlin or Allan McGregor were to get injured.
Kieran Wright is currently part of the first-team setup but the Scotland Under 21 international has no prior experience of playing in top-flight football. Relying on him would be a risk, although that may not be enough of an incentive to sign Foster, whose wages would probably be pretty substantial.