Rangers keep a close eye on 28-year-old Czech shot-stopper

Gers will sign St. Mirren shot-stopper Vaclav Hladky on a pre-contract deal in winter should Wes Foderingham opt to move on. The Scottish giants star has been second-choice since the return of Allan McGregor, and his playing opportunities have drastically reduced as a result.

Wes has played only six league matches since the beginning of last term, and with his deal running out next summer, the 28-year-old goalkeeper could choose to leave for more chance elsewhere.

Talks are already in place to sign Vaclav after the Czech shot-stopper revealed so a few days ago, and he will join the Gers for free at the end of the campaign if he signs a contract in winter. Hladky ultimately wants to move to English Premier League but reckons a switch to the Scottish club first would boost his chances in the long-run.

While McGregor is still expected to remain coach Steven Gerrard’s first-choice, Vaclav will fancy his opportunities of pipping the 37-year-old veteran to the starting berth after his heroics in last season’s play-off shoot-out win over Dundee United kept St. Mirren in the Scottish Premiership.

He saved three penalties in the game and has been in fine form ever since, and it will be interesting to see what happens in winter and next summer.