As reported by The Evening Times, Rangers goalkeeper Jak Alnwick is determined to feature more in Pedro Caixinha’s first team next season.
The former Port Vale shot-stopper was given his first start in goals for the Light Blues in their final match of the season against St Johnstone and did little to harm his chances of more starts next season.
That’s certainly what the 23-year-old is after, having barely featured since being signed by Mark Warburton in January.
He’ll taken any opportunities he gets next season but will be going all out to impress Caixinha.
As quoted by The Evening Times, Alnwick said:
“It is going to be a good competition between Wes and me. I would love a few more opportunities next season, I am hungry, I want to keep progressing and I want to play as many games as possible, whether it is cup games or leagues games I will take anything.”
It’ll be heartening for Rangers supporters to hear a player so desperate and eager to impress at the club. There have been too many players at Ibrox recently who are happy to coast along.
The problem Alnwick has is displacing Wes Foderingham, who has been far from the worst performer at Rangers this season. Capable of outstanding saves, Foderingham’s main weakness is distribution and dealing with set pieces.
There’s definitely room for improvement between the sticks at Ibrox but the question is will the Light Blues boss look elsewhere for a goalkeeper or rely on talent already at the club?