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Steven Gerrard should offer Danny Ward a Rangers escape plan

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Steven Gerrard should offer Danny Ward a Rangers escape plan

The Welsh international should be playing regular football and Rangers can offer him just that at Ibrox.

Last month it was reported by The Scottish Sun that Rangers could be set to move on their number one keeper Wes Foderingham. The report suggested they were happy to cash-in on the player, with Championship sides Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest said to be keen.

If that is indeed the case then Rangers will be in the hunt for a new number one. Reports have suggested Allan McGregor could return to the club from Hull City, despite the Yorkshire side denying any done deal.

But even if the veteran stopper does head back to Ibrox, Steven Gerrard should push to bring in a player from his former club Liverpool as a potential replacement.

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Welsh international Danny Ward has bided his time long enough at Anfield. This season he has been the third-choice to Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet – playing just one game for the Reds all season.

The time has come for Ward to find himself a new club, where regular first-team football is more likely. This summer, he will turn 25 and playing regular football should now be the norm for the talented Welshman.

Last season he was the regular at Huddersfield Town as they won promotion to the Premier League and the season before that he impressed during a loan stint at Aberdeen. So he has Scottish football experience, will be known to Gerrard and will be desperate for a chance that could be given to him at Ibrox.

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Rangers will need a new stopper this summer should they decide to move Foderingham on. Whilst McGregor is a great option, he is a veteran and a longer-term solution is to have Ward playing between the sticks.

Rangers would be missing a trick by not making a move for the player and using the Gerrard connection to lure him to Glasgow. Ward could easily go on to become a top player for Rangers for years to come and would, therefore, be a shrewd addition from Gerrard and Rangers.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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