WES Foderingham has revealed that he feels he has lost the last two years of his career at Rangers - and indicated he will look to move on in the summer in order to get a regular start.

Foderingham played the William Hill Scottish Cup fourth round tie against Stranraer at Ibrox on Friday night and helped Steven Gerrard’s side to keep a clean sheet in a 2-0 triumph.

However, it was only the 29-year-old’s fifth appearance of the entire 2019/20 campaign and he admitted afterwards that he has found not being involved on a weekly basis difficult.

The Englishman, who is out of contact at the end of the season, has spoken to the hierarchy at the Ladbrokes Premiership club about extending his stay in Glasgow.

But Allan McGregor’s understudy, the longest-serving player in Gerrard’s squad, looks almost certain to depart after four years in Govan.

“It has been very frustrating,” said Foderingham. “It’s difficult because Greegsy’s been playing so well. He hasn’t given me a chance to get back in there and the gaffer has a job to do, to pick a side.

“When I’m picked, I do the best I can do and I work hard in training. That’s all I can really do. He’s been very consistent. Even against Stranraer, if I kept a clean sheet, scored a hat-trick and saved a few penalties, I’m still not going to get a game next week. It’s one of those.

“It’s difficult seeing Allan playing so well. Most weeks as a Rangers goalkeeper you don’t have that much to do, so there’s not that chance to get in. I’ll just keep working hard and see where it takes me.

“It’s difficult, I won’t lie to you. I’m used to playing and you’re waiting for a chance but when you got three or four months without playing and then get a game where there’s not much to do, it’s hard to mount a challenge to get into the team.”

Foderingham added: “My deal’s up in the summer. I’ve had informal talks with the club but, ultimately, I want to play, so I think we’ll get this window out of the way and see where we are.

“The manager spoke to me earlier in the season, we haven’t spoken much since then. He said to me ‘if you want to stay around, then we’ll be glad to have you around, if you want to move, then we’ll see what we can do’. He’s happy to have me here as long as I’m happy to be here.

“It looks like I’m going to be here until the end of the season at least and we’ll take it from there once we get there. They know my position and I think we’ll need to have another discussion but, ultimately, I want to play, so read into that what you will.

“It’s the first time in my career where I’ve been on the sidelines. I’m used to playing ever since I got into professional football at the age of 19. I’ve always been a number one. It’s a bit of a different role for me and I really enjoy playing.

“If you’re not playing the majority of the games—and I’m sure most people will say the same thing —you feel a part of it, but, at the same time, you don’t feel a part of it. I’m used to playing and I enjoy playing football, so that’s what I want to be doing."

Foderingham was signed by former manager Mark Warburton back in 2015 after leaving Swindon Town and spent and was an ever-present in the Rangers first team in his first three seasons in Scotland.

But asked if he felt he had lost the last two years of his career, Foderingham said: “Definitely. I’d say so. It’s difficult to look at it any other way, to be honest.

“I’ve enjoyed the past couple of seasons and we’ve had relative success. The club has moved forward, the club is in a better position now, but, ultimately, those two years could have been better spent.”

Rangers have a hectic schedule of matches coming up in the Premiership, Scottish Cup and Europa League in the coming weeks and Foderingham emphasised he will be ready to perform if he is called upon.

“Although you’re not playing, you still enjoy the fact that the club is doing well, progressing in Europe,” he said. “You still feel that job as part of the squad. But it’s a different feeling when you’re playing. You have an impact and you’re out there making a difference.

“Nights like Friday help keep you fresh, but most of your work’s done in training. I try to do the best I can in training and I work hard in the gym. I feel ready and any time I’ve been called into the side I’ve done well.”