Sheffield United goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has taken to Twitter to say how delighted he was to make his debut for the Blades on Saturday afternoon, despite their 2-1 loss to Huddersfield Town.
With Aaron Ramsdale leaving to join Arsenal for a £24m fee last week, Foderingham and Michael Verrips are currently the two options manager Slavisa Jokanovic has available to him as things stand, potentially giving the former an unexpected opportunity to shine at Bramall Lane.
24-year-old Verrips had a nightmare between the sticks on Wednesday night against West Bromwich Albion in their 4-0 defeat – and Foderingham was brought in on Saturday afternoon to stake his claim to be the club’s new number one goalkeeper.
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The Sheffield United manager has said both their existing senior goalkeepers will get a chance to prove their point, with Verrips in line in their Carabao Cup tie against Derby County in midweek before Foderingham returns to Championship action on Saturday afternoon against Luton Town.
QPR shot-stopper Seny Dieng and Sweden international Robin Olsen have both been linked with moves to Bramall Lane in recent weeks as potential replacements for Aaron Ramsdale, but considering their luck in the transfer market so far, it wouldn’t be an impossibility to see a goalkeeper not come in despite the funds they now have at their disposal.
One man who could be secretly hoping to see no shot-stopper come in before the end of the month is 30-year-old Foderingham, who posted on Twitter last night: “Delighted to make my league debut for the club yesterday. Despite the disappointing result, it was great to be out there. Onwards & upwards!”
We take a look at how many Sheffield United fans responded to this post after seeing the goalkeeper in action.
Our first choice goalkeeper ❤⚔ https://t.co/tMfivIGMGK
— Richie (@Richie1889) August 22, 2021
He had a decent league debut. Shame about the result! https://t.co/EMZaBirU7I
— Gem Tollerfield (@TheBladette) August 22, 2021
No blame on you at all brother. Keep ya head up and make that spot your own. 🙌⚔
— Gaz F. (@GJF1889) August 22, 2021
Well done Wes thought you had a great game. Bit more vocal as the defence need more instructions at times. Man of the match from box 16 👍🏼👊🏼 especially for the forearm smash
— steel citythaknows (@chris_birmz) August 22, 2021
Had a good game, good save from their initial shot for the goal. Was unlucky it fell back to him
— Louis (@Smally33) August 22, 2021
Delighted for you. Thought you had a good debut. Onwards and upwards Wes. Best of luck for the rest of the season. UTB
— Hal – Sheff United Way🎙⚽️⚔️ (@JNCPod) August 22, 2021
Played well and blameless for both goals, hearts in mouths moment when you went walkabout though
— karlos (@KarlosSUFC) August 22, 2021
You had a good game let down by a poor defence quality keeper hope you are our regular number 1
— michael utley (@michaelutley20) August 22, 2021